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1A sudden feeling of cold with shivering accompanied by a rise in temperature, often with copious sweating, especially at the onset or height of a fever.
- 1.1short for rigor mortis
Late Middle English: from Latin, literally ‘stiffness’, from rigere ‘be stiff’.
1The quality of being extremely thorough, exhaustive, or accurate.‘his analysis is lacking in rigor’meticulousness, thoroughness, carefulness, attention to detail, diligence, scrupulousness, exactness, exactitude, precision, accuracy, correctness, strictness, punctiliousness, conscientiousnessView synonyms
- 1.1 Severity or strictness.‘the full rigor of the law’strictness, severity, sternness, stringency, austerity, toughness, hardness, harshness, rigidity, inflexibilityView synonyms
- 1.2rigors Demanding, difficult, or extreme conditions.‘the rigors of a harsh winter’hardship, harshness, severity, adversity, suffering, privation, ordeal, misery, distress, trialView synonyms
- 1.1 Severity or strictness.
Late Middle English: from Old French rigour from Latin rigor ‘stiffness’.
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