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 Dictionary entry overview: What does rigorousness mean? 

  The noun RIGOROUSNESS has 2 senses:

1. something hard to endure
2. excessive sternness

  Familiarity information: RIGOROUSNESS used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1rigorousness [BACK TO TOP]


Something hard to endure

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects


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

Context example:

the asperity of northern winters

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

difficultness; difficulty (the quality of being difficult)

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

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

Sense 2rigorousness [BACK TO TOP]


Excessive sternness

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects


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

Context examples:

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

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

sternness; strictness (uncompromising resolution)

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