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Definition of "rigidity" []

  • The quality or state of being rigid. (noun)
  • An instance of being rigid. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "rigidity" in a sentence
  • "Unions leaders denounced what they described as rigidity from their negotiating counterparts; government and management urged the unions to take into consideration the gravity of the situation of a company that had been losing some 2 million euros ($3 million) a day."
  • "But with such a supple, sensitive and compassionate mind, rigidity is something you need never worry about."
  • "Moreover, in the U.S. today, I think that a case can be made that wage rigidity is a major factor in the current business cycle."