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Rigor vs. Rigour: Know the Difference

Rigor vs. Rigour

Rigor and Rigour Definitions

Rigor

Strictness or severity, as in action or judgment
"The desert fostered a closed world of faith and rigor and harsh judgment.

Rigour

Variant of rigor.

Rigor

A harsh or trying circumstance; a hardship or difficulty
The rigors of working in a coal mine.

Rigour

Severity or strictness.

Rigor

(Archaic) A harsh or severe act.
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Rigour

Harshness, as of climate.

Rigor

Strictness in adhering to standards or a method; exactitude
"To study the brain with scientific rigor, behaviorists logically restricted their experiments to ones in which the brain was the source of measurable effects" (Robert Pollack).

Rigour

A trembling or shivering response.

Rigor

A standard or exacting requirement, as of a field of study
The intellectual rigors of advanced mathematics.

Rigour

Character of being unyielding or inflexible.
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Rigor

(Medicine) Shivering or trembling, as caused by a chill.

Rigour

Shrewd questioning.

Rigor

(Physiology) A state of rigidity in living tissues or organs that prevents response to stimuli.

Rigour

Higher level of difficulty. en

Rigor

(Obsolete) Stiffness or rigidity.
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Rigour

(British) rigor

Rigor

Alternative spelling of rigour

Rigour

The quality of being logically valid

Rigor

(medicine) A feeling of cold with shivering accompanied by a rise in body temperature.

Rigour

Something hard to endure;
The asperity of northern winters

Rigor

Rigidity; stiffness.

Rigour

Excessive sternness;
Severity of character
The harshness of his punishment was inhuman
The rigors of boot camp

Rigor

A sense of chilliness, with contraction of the skin; a convulsive shuddering or tremor, as in the chill preceding a fever.

Rigor

The becoming stiff or rigid; the state of being rigid; rigidity; stiffness; hardness.
The rest his lookBound with Gorgonian rigor not to move.

Rigor

See 1st Rigor, 2.

Rigor

Severity of climate or season; inclemency; as, the rigor of the storm; the rigors of winter.

Rigor

Stiffness of opinion or temper; rugged sternness; hardness; relentless severity; hard-heartedness; cruelty.
All his rigor is turned to grief and pity.
If I shall be condemn'dUpon surmises, . . . I tell you'T is rigor and not law.

Rigor

Exactness without allowance, deviation, or indulgence; strictness; as, the rigor of criticism; to execute a law with rigor; to enforce moral duties with rigor; - opposed to lenity.

Rigor

Severity of life; austerity; voluntary submission to pain, abstinence, or mortification.
The prince lived in this convent with all the rigor and austerity of a capuchin.

Rigor

Violence; force; fury.
Whose raging rigor neither steel nor brass could stay.

Rigor

Something hard to endure;
The asperity of northern winters

Rigor

The quality of being logically valid

Rigor

Excessive sternness;
Severity of character
The harshness of his punishment was inhuman
The rigors of boot camp

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