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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Rigorous  \Rig"or*ous\,  a.  [F.  rigoureux  LL  rigorosus.  See 
  1.  Manifesting,  exercising,  or  favoring  rigor;  allowing  no 
  abatement  or  mitigation;  scrupulously  accurate;  exact; 
  strict;  severe;  relentless;  as  a  rigorous  officer  of 
  justice;  a  rigorous  execution  of  law;  a  rigorous 
  definition  or  demonstration. 
  He  shall  be  thrown  down  the  Tarpeian  Rock  With 
  rigorous  hands.  --Shak. 
  We  do  not  connect  the  scattered  phenomena  into  their 
  rigorous  unity.  --De  Quincey. 
  2.  Severe;  intense;  inclement;  as  a  rigorous  winter. 
  3.  Violent.  [Obs.]  ``Rigorous  uproar.''  --Spenser. 
  Syn:  Rigid;  inflexible;  unyielding;  stiff;  severe;  austere; 
  stern;  harsh;  strict;  exact.  --  {Rig"or*ous*ly},  adv  -- 
  {Rig"or*ous*ness},  n. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  rigidly  accurate;  allowing  no  deviation  from  a  standard; 
  "rigorous  application  of  the  law";  "a  strict 
  vegetarian"  [syn:  {strict}] 
  2:  demanding  strict  attention  to  rules  and  procedures; 
  "rigorous  discipline";  "tight  security";  "stringent  safety 
  measures"  [syn:  {stringent},  {tight}] 
  3:  (of  circumstances;  especially  weather)  causing  suffering; 
  "brutal  weather";  "northern  winters  can  be  cruel";  "a 
  cruel  world";  "a  harsh  climate;  "a  rigorous  climate"; 
  "unkind  winters"  [syn:  {brutal},  {cruel},  {harsh},  {unkind}] 

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