Definition of rigidly in English:

rigidly

adverb

  • 1In a strict or exacting way.

    ‘the rigidly disciplined world of gymnastics’
    • ‘The concert hall is a gerontocracy, its decorum enforced more rigidly than in places of worship, its exclusiveness innate.’
    • ‘By applying rigidly its own standards of membership, it came to wield an important, if not decisive, economic influence on the profession of artist.’
    • ‘The research methodology was highly sophisticated, carefully controlled, rigidly conducted, and verifiably sound.’
    • ‘It was written by her husband, yet its style was rigidly formal, consistently using her surname alone.’
    • ‘These clients rely upon the company to develop quality, competitively priced products in accordance with rigidly monitored specifications.’
    • ‘The informal tables and chairs are decorous spillovers from the rather more rigidly organized cafeteria which looks over the space through a glass wall.’
    • ‘Under totalitarian systems, the regimes are conservative, and aesthetic expression is rigidly controlled.’
    • ‘What he disliked most about the Church was the association between its rigidly enforced doctrines and its historic political aspirations.’
    • ‘If too rigidly enforced, the existence of copyright could become a tool for censorship or a bar to the free circulation of ideas.’
    • ‘It's very difficult for anyone who's been rigidly trained in a certain style of dance.’
  • 2In a stiff or inflexible way.

    ‘a rigidly fixed exchange rate’
    • ‘Lateral wind loads are taken up by secondary internal tensile nets rigidly connected to the planar assembly by a series of tension and compression rods.’
    • ‘Sometimes he sticks perhaps a little too rigidly to the composer's precise notation.’
    • ‘In clarifying the ontological implications contained in music, he compares three of Bach's works, all three being reduced to single, rigidly uniform types.’
    • ‘His renewed interest in Giotto resulted in more rigidly constructed compositions with fewer concessions to descriptive detail.’
    • ‘The captain stands rigidly as the hull rolls into the waves.’
    • ‘There were strong reactions against the style of the rigidly symmetrical, simplified classical design.’
    • ‘As an essayist, he sets himself apart from rigidly academic criticism and theory and relies on a variety of unconventional references.’
    • ‘The journalist confronts her rigidly traditional parents with the news that she is pregnant and plans to raise the child alone.’
    • ‘His story parallels that of Oliver Twist, trapped in a rigidly stratified society and at the mercy of its caprices.’
    • ‘Such rituals could be interpreted as theologically opposed to Catholic ritual—this would be an intolerant and rigidly ethnocentric view.’

Pronunciation

rigidly

/ˈrɪdʒɪdli/