Rig"or*ous (?), a. [F. rigoureux, LL. rigorosus. See Rigor.]


Manifesting, exercising, or favoring rigor; allowing no abatement or mitigation; scrupulously accurate; exact; strict; severe; relentless; as, a rigorous officer of justice; a rigorous execution of law; a rigorous definition or demonstration.

He shall be thrown down the Tarpeian Rock With rigorous hands. Shak.

We do not connect the scattered phenomena into their rigorous unity. De Quincey.


Severe; intense; inclement; as, a rigorous winter.



[Obs.] "Rigorous uproar."


Syn. -- Rigid; inflexible; unyielding; stiff; severe; austere; stern; harsh; strict; exact.

-- Rig"or*ous*ly, adv. -- Rig"or*ous*ness, n.


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