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


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

      adv : in a rigorous manner; "he had been trained rigorously by the
            monks" [syn: strictly]