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

 rig·or·ous /ˈrɪg(ə)rəs/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rig·or·ous a.
 1. 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; a rigorous definition or demonstration.
 He shall be thrown down the Tarpeian Rock
 With rigorous hands.   --Shak.
    We do not connect the scattered phenomena into their rigorous unity.   --De Quincey.
 2. Severe; intense; inclement; as, a rigorous winter.
 3. Violent. [Obs.] Rigorous uproar.”
 Syn: -- Rigid; inflexible; unyielding; stiff; severe; austere; stern; harsh; strict; exact.
 -- Rig*or*ous*ly, adv. -- Rig*or*ous*ness, n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: rigidly accurate; allowing no deviation from a standard;
             "rigorous application of the law"; "a strict
             vegetarian" [syn: strict]
      2: demanding strict attention to rules and procedures;
         "rigorous discipline"; "tight security"; "stringent safety
         measures" [syn: stringent, tight]
      3: used of circumstances (especially weather) that cause
         suffering; "brutal weather"; "northern winters can be
         cruel"; "a cruel world"; "a harsh climate"; "a rigorous
         climate"; "unkind winters" [syn: brutal, cruel, harsh,