The stock market is not going to push Republicans to abandon their rigid no-revenue approach to resolving the sequester.
Still, Holder sent some early signals that he intended to challenge the rigid sentencing policies.
To the court, quotas were rigid and ran a much greater risk of being locked into place indefinitely.
early 15c., from Latin rigidus "hard, stiff, rough, severe," from rigere "be stiff," from PIE *reig- "stretch (tight), bind tightly, make fast" (cf. Old Irish riag "torture," Middle High German ric "band, string"). Related: Rigidly.