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Definition of "rigorous" []

  • Characterized by or acting with rigor: a rigorous program to restore physical fitness. (adjective)
  • Full of rigors; harsh: a rigorous climate. (adjective)
  • Rigidly accurate; precise. See Synonyms at burdensome. (adjective)

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 "rigorous" in a sentence
  • "CHENNAI: There is nothing rigorous about Mukunda Kumar€ ™ s prison stint though he was sentenced to €˜rigorous life imprisonment€ ™ four years ago."
  • "The president, who finished what he described as his fourth and final round of chemotherapy in Cuba last month, said he will be undergoing what he described as "rigorous examinations.""
  • "Mr Chavez says he will be undergoing what he described as "rigorous examinations"."