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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin rigidus (stiff), from rigeō (to be stiff). Compare rigor.

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AdjectiveEdit

rigid (comparative rigider or more rigid, superlative rigidest or most rigid)

  1. Stiff, rather than flexible.
  2. Fixed, rather than moving.
    • 2011,David Foster Wallace, The Pale King,Penguin Books, page 5:
      A sunflower, four more, one bowed, and horses in the distance standing rigid and still as toys.
  3. Rigorous and unbending.
  4. Uncompromising.

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NounEdit

rigid (plural rigids)

  1. A bicycle with no suspension system.

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Old IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Celtic *rigeti (bind), from Proto-Indo-European *reyǵ- (to bind, reach).

VerbEdit

rigid

  1. to stretch, to distend

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ReferencesEdit

  • rigid” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.