rigour
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈɹɪɡə(ɹ)/
Noun

rigour

  1. Severity or strictness.
    • 1611, King James Version, Exodus 1:13–14:
      And the Egyptians made the children of Israel to serve with rigour: And they made their lives bitter with hard bondage, in morter, and in brick, and in all manner of service in the field: all their service, wherein they made them serve, was with rigour.
  2. Harshness, as of climate.
  3. A trembling or shivering response.
  4. Character of being unyielding or inflexible.
  5. Shrewd questioning.
  6. Higher level of difficulty.
  7. (British) Misspelling of rigor
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