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RIGOR

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does rigor mean? 

RIGOR (noun)
  The noun RIGOR has 3 senses:

1. something hard to endure
2. the quality of being logically valid
3. excessive sternness

  Familiarity information: RIGOR used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


RIGOR (noun)


Sense 1rigor [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Something hard to endure

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

asperity; rigor; rigorousness; rigourousness; severity; severeness; rigour; hardship; grimness

Context example:

the asperity of northern winters

Hypernyms ("rigor" is a kind of...):

difficultness; difficulty (the quality of being difficult)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "rigor"):

sternness (the quality (as of scenery) being grim and gloomy and forbidding)


Sense 2rigor [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The quality of being logically valid

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

rigour; validity; cogency; rigor

Hypernyms ("rigor" is a kind of...):

believability; credibility; credibleness (the quality of being believable or trustworthy)


Sense 3rigor [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Excessive sternness

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

inclemency; rigorousness; rigourousness; rigor; rigour; hardness; severity; severeness; harshness; stiffness

Context examples:

severity of character / the harshness of his punishment was inhuman / the rigors of boot camp

Hypernyms ("rigor" is a kind of...):

sternness; strictness (uncompromising resolution)


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