[ US /ˈɹɪɡɝəs/ ]
[ UK /ɹˈɪɡəɹəs/ ]
  1. demanding strict attention to rules and procedures
    stringent safety measures
    rigorous discipline
    tight security
  2. rigidly accurate; allowing no deviation from a standard
    a strict vegetarian
    rigorous application of the law
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How To Use rigorous In A Sentence

  • Anybody who has tried to follow a rigorous diet will know how easy it is to lapse back into bad habits. Times, Sunday Times
  • These will involve more rigorous checks on claimants to make sure their disability qualifies. The Sun
  • Above all put a rigorous, rich language back at the centre of political discourse. Times, Sunday Times
  • We do our young people a great disservice by not teaching languages in a more rigorous, consistent and inspired fashion. Times, Sunday Times
  • This "quidam," as she called him -- for his name was beneath the cognizance of an Emperor's bastard daughter -- had by her orders received rigorous and exemplary justice. PG Edition of Netherlands series — Complete
  • The physics of electromagnetism is the result of rigorous experimentation. Matthew Yglesias » Downward Spiral
  • This distillation is a rigorous expression of the particular knowledge that has been found most relevant. Archive 2007-07-01
  • He has not provided any rigorous analysis or even detailed explanation of these alleged technical problems.
  • For some it means wilderness treks, hemp do-rags, and a rigorous recycling regimen.
  • It said that a rigorous assessment process meant they would not accept anyone applying purely for financial gain. Times, Sunday Times
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