selfrigorous

rigorous

[rig-er-uhs]
adjective
1.
characterized by rigor; rigidly severe or harsh, as people, rules, or discipline: rigorous laws.
2.
severely exact or accurate; precise: rigorous research.
3.
(of weather or climate) uncomfortably severe or harsh; extremely inclement.
4.
Logic, Mathematics. logically valid.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin rigōrōsus. See rigor, -ous

rigorously, adverb
rigorousness, noun
overrigorous, adjective
overrigorously, adverb
overrigorousness, noun
self-rigorous, adjective
semirigorous, adjective
semirigorously, adverb
semirigorousness, noun
unrigorous, adjective
unrigorously, adverb
unrigorousness, noun


1. stern, austere, hard, inflexible, stiff, unyielding. See strict. 2. demanding, finical. 3. hard, bitter.


1. flexible, soft. 2. inaccurate. 3. mild.
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rigorous (ˈrɪɡərəs)
 
adj
1.  characterized by or proceeding from rigour; harsh, strict, or severe: rigorous discipline
2.  severely accurate; scrupulous: rigorous book-keeping
3.  (esp of weather) extreme or harsh
4.  maths, logic (of a proof) making the validity of the successive steps completely explicit
 
'rigorously
 
adv
 
'rigorousness
 
n

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rigorous
late 14c., from O.Fr. rigorous (Mod.Fr. rigoureux), from M.L. rigorosus, from L. rigor (see rigor).
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