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RIGOROUS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does rigorous mean? 

RIGOROUS (adjective)
  The adjective RIGOROUS has 2 senses:

1. rigidly accurate; allowing no deviation from a standard
2. demanding strict attention to rules and procedures

  Familiarity information: RIGOROUS used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


RIGOROUS (adjective)


Sense 1rigorous [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Rigidly accurate; allowing no deviation from a standard

Synonyms:

rigorous; strict

Context examples:

rigorous application of the law / a strict vegetarian

Similar:

exact (marked by strict and particular and complete accordance with fact)


Sense 2rigorous [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Demanding strict attention to rules and procedures

Synonyms:

stringent; rigorous; tight

Context examples:

rigorous discipline / tight security / stringent safety measures

Similar:

demanding (requiring more than usually expected or thought due; especially great patience and effort and skill)


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