Rigid - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈrɪdʒɪd|  American pronunciation of the word rigid
Brit.  |ˈrɪdʒɪd|  British pronunciation of the word rigid
- incapable of or resistant to bending (syn: stiff)
a rigid strip of metal
a table made of rigid plastic
- incapable of compromise or flexibility (syn: strict)
- incapable of adapting or changing to meet circumstances (syn: inflexible, unbending)
a rigid disciplinarian
- fixed and unmoving (syn: fixed, set)
a face rigid with pain

Examples

The patient's legs were rigid.

He is a rigid disciplinarian.

His face was rigid with pain.

She maintained rigid control over her emotional and sexual life.

I heard a noise and woke up rigid with terror.

a table made of rigid plastic

a rigid hierarchy of social classes

...the rigid armature of a highly stratified society...

He regarded his father as a rigid censor.

...a culture that prizes machismo and has rigid gender roles...

You have to make your own decision about whether to patronize a store with a rigid refund or exchange policy.

expanded polystyrene looks like a rigid white foam and is used as packing or insulation

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