What is the meaning of rigid?


  • Incapable of or resistant to bending.
    • usage: "a rigid strip of metal"; "a table made of rigid plastic"; "a palace guardsman stiff as a poker"; "stiff hair"; "a stiff neck"
  • Incapable of compromise or flexibility.
  • Incapable of adapting or changing to meet circumstances.
    • usage: "a rigid disciplinarian"; "an inflexible law"; "an unbending will to dominate"
  • Designating an airship or dirigible having a form maintained by a stiff unyielding frame or structure.
  • Fixed and unmoving.
    • usage: "with eyes set in a fixed glassy stare"; "his bearded face already has a set hollow look- Connor Cruise O'Brien; "a face rigid with pain"
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