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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 rig·id /ˈrɪʤəd/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 rig·id /ˈrɪʤəd/ 形容詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rig·id a.
 1. Firm; stiff; unyielding; not pliant; not flexible.
 Upright beams innumerable
 Of rigid spears.   --Milton.
 2. Hence, not lax or indulgent; severe; inflexible; strict; as, a rigid father or master; rigid discipline; rigid criticism; a rigid sentence.
    The more rigid order of principles in religion and government.   --Hawthorne.
 Syn: -- Stiff; unpliant; inflexible; unyielding; strict; exact; severe; austere; stern; rigorous; unmitigated.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: incapable of or resistant to bending; "a rigid strip of
             metal"; "a table made of rigid plastic"; "a palace
             guardsman stiff as a poker" [syn: stiff]
      2: incapable of compromise or flexibility [syn: strict]
      3: incapable of adapting or changing to meet circumstances; "a
         rigid disciplinarian"; "an inflexible law"; "an unbending
         will to dominate" [syn: inflexible, unbending]
      4: fixed and unmoving; "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" [syn: fixed, set]
      5: designating an airship or dirigible having a form maintained
         by a stiff unyielding frame or structure [ant: nonrigid]