Main definitions of rigor in English

: rigor1rigor2

rigor1

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noun

  • 1Medicine
    A sudden feeling of cold with shivering accompanied by a rise in temperature, often with copious sweating, especially at the onset or height of a fever.

    1. 1.1
      short for rigor mortis

Pronunciation

rigor

/ˈriɡər/ /ˈrɪɡər/

Origin

Late Middle English from Latin, literally ‘stiffness’, from rigere ‘be stiff’.

Main definitions of rigor in English

: rigor1rigor2

rigor2

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noun

(British rigour)
  • 1The quality of being extremely thorough, exhaustive, or accurate.

    • ‘his analysis is lacking in rigor’
    meticulousness, thoroughness, carefulness, attention to detail, diligence, scrupulousness, exactness, exactitude, precision, accuracy, correctness, strictness, punctiliousness, conscientiousness
    1. 1.1Severity or strictness.
      • ‘the full rigor of the law’
      strictness, severity, sternness, stringency, austerity, toughness, hardness, harshness, rigidity, inflexibility
    2. 1.2rigorsDemanding, difficult, or extreme conditions.
      • ‘the rigors of a harsh winter’
      hardship, harshness, severity, adversity, suffering, privation, ordeal, misery, distress, trial

Pronunciation

rigor

/ˈriɡər/ /ˈrɪɡər/

Origin

Late Middle English from Old French rigour from Latin rigor ‘stiffness’.