rigorous

rigorous
[[t]rɪ̱gərəs[/t]]
1) ADJ-GRADED: usu ADJ n A test, system, or procedure that is rigorous is very thorough and strict.

The selection process is based on rigorous tests of competence and experience.

...a rigorous system of blood analysis.

...rigorous military training.

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rigorously ADV-GRADED

...rigorously conducted research.

2) ADJ-GRADED: usu v-link ADJ, oft ADJ in -ing/n If someone is rigorous in the way that they do something, they are very careful and thorough.

He is rigorous in his control of expenditure.


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  • rigorous — UK US /ˈrɪgərəs/ adjective ► detailed and careful: »I want rigorous financial analysis of the options. »The selection process is extremely rigorous. ► strict or severe: »A rigorous monetary and fiscal policy should encourage efficiency.… …   Financial and business terms

  • rigorous — [rig′ər əs] adj. [OFr < ML rigorosus] 1. very strict or harsh [a rigorous rule, master, etc.] 2. very severe or sharp [a rigorous climate] 3. rigidly precise; thoroughly accurate or exact [rigorous scholarship] rigorously adv. rigorousness n …   English World dictionary

  • rigorous — late 14c., from O.Fr. rigorous (Mod.Fr. rigoureux), from M.L. rigorosus, from L. rigor (see RIGOR (Cf. rigor)). Related: Rigorously …   Etymology dictionary

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  • rigorous — 01. The testing procedure for those applying to become firefighters is quite [rigorous], and very few people make it through. 02. The government has promised a very [rigorous] set of regulations regarding all experiments in cloning. 03. The young …   Grammatical examples in English

  • rigorous — adjective a) Manifesting, exercising, or favoring rigor; allowing no abatement or mitigation; scrupulously accurate; exact; strict; severe; relentless; as, a rigorous officer of justice; a rigorous execution of law; …   Wiktionary

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