Synonyms for rigor

Grammar : Noun
Spell : rig-er
Phonetic Transcription : ˈrɪg ər

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Définition of rigor

Origin :
  • late 14c., from Old French rigor "strength, hardness" (13c., Modern French rigueur), from Latin rigorem (nominative rigor) "numbness, stiffness, hardness, firmness; roughness, rudeness," from rigere "be stiff" (see rigid).
  • noun strictness, exactness
Example sentences :
  • Then I am full of regret for you, because—because I know the rigor of police discipline.
  • Extract from : « The Law-Breakers » by Ridgwell Cullum
  • It was judged not proper for me to return, considering the rigor of the season.
  • Extract from : « The Autobiography of Madame Guyon » by Jeanne Marie Bouvier de La Motte Guyon
  • It is like an iron country, and the spirit is oppressed by its rigor and melancholy.
  • Extract from : « O Pioneers! » by Willa Cather
  • The other patient was seized with a rigor the third morning after delivery.
  • Extract from : « Medical Essays » by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  • The mine owner did not speak, but the rigor of his eyes did not relax.
  • Extract from : « Brand Blotters » by William MacLeod Raine
  • "Rigor mortis," Doc Candle diagnosed, with a wink to Collins.
  • Extract from : « The Last Place on Earth » by James Judson Harmon
  • It was true; the rigor was that of increasing fever; her cheeks were scarlet.
  • Extract from : « Flamsted quarries » by Mary E. Waller
  • The evil had gone to its utmost limit, and could not be cured by rigor or persecution.
  • Extract from : « Mexico and its Religion » by Robert A. Wilson
  • What a Prussia; for rigor of command, one huge prison, in a manner!
  • Extract from : « History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XVI. (of XXI.) » by Thomas Carlyle
  • Were God to deal with us according to the rigor of his laws, we should all be lost.
  • Extract from : « Epistle Sermons, Vol. II » by Martin Luther

Antonyms for rigor

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