ri·gid·i·ty /rəˈʤɪdətɪ/ 名詞
1. The quality or state of being rigid; want of pliability; the quality of resisting change of form; the amount of resistance with which a body opposes change of form; -- opposed to flexibility, ductility, malleability, and softness.
2. Stiffness of appearance or manner; want of ease or elegance.
3. Severity; rigor. [Obs. orR.]
Syn: -- Stiffness; rigidness; inflexibility.
n 1: the physical property of being stiff and resisting bending
2: the quality of being rigid and rigorously severe [syn: inflexibility]