American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Chiefly British Variant of rigor.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. etc. See rigor, etc.
- n. Severity or strictness.
- n. A trembling or shivering response.
- n. Character of being unyielding or inflexible.
- n. Shrewd questioning.
- n. Higher level of difficulty.
- n. UK, slang common misspelling of rigor. An abbreviated form of rigour mortis.
- n. the quality of being valid and rigorous
- n. excessive sternness
- n. something hard to endure
- From Middle English, from Anglo-Norman, from Old French rigor, from Latin rigor ("stiffness, rigidness, rigor, cold, harshness"), from rigere ("to be rigid"). Compare French rigueur. (Wiktionary)
“Egyptians made the children of Israel serve with rigour, and they made their lives bitter with hard bondage, in mortar and in brick, and in all manner of service in the field; all their service wherein they made them serve, was with rigour_.”
“On the coffee break, if anybody mentions the accident, change the subject, rather than repeat what you have just read, often with wrong information (because journalistic rigour is only applied to journalists, the grapevine is exempt, right?).”
“This lacks integrity, depth and rigour, is unfair to theologians who would not be swayed by lacklustre science (as a one-way ticket) and is disingenuous to religious persons who would (unknowingly) hear only a one-sided view of ˜science 'in Christian student groups.”
“But today, in the late nineties, as we approach the next millennium and as we think globally, to be world-class institutions our colleges need world-recognised degrees where the academic rigour is at least equal to that of a baccalaureate degree.”
“From Wikipedia: Intellectual rigour is an important part, though not the whole, of intellectual honesty — which means keeping one’s convictions in proportion to one’s valid evidence. [”
“I don’t know why intellectual rigour is something to sneer at and yet reality TV is not … it makes no sense to me.”
“Andy Burnham, Labour's shadow education secretary, said: Labour supports academic rigour, which is why we included English and maths in performance tables and promoted an increase in the takeup of separate sciences.”
“We live in an age of overnight TV era are not, for the most part, attuned to the notion of rigour, to the notion of the thing pursued for its own sake rather than for the celebrity payoff.”
“Alas! that love is certainly very lukewarm which can be extinguished by so trifling an offence; that scornful rigour, which is displayed so readily, sufficiently shows to me the depth of her affection.”
“Although accepting this heightened risk and rigour, which is the test for a Campaign Medal”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘rigour’.
All these terms have a (different) American English equivalent. Wonder if you can identify them?
These come from gamma meditation ,I think.
every major discipline has uniquely developed esoteric nomenclature to facilitate interdisciplinary dissemination
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Looking for tweets for rigour.