What does the word rigorous mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Rigorousness.

  • Part of speech: adverb

  • Rigorously.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Strict; severe; exact.

Usage examples for rigorous

  1. But seldom does any man make this sacrifice; in this land of rigorous hardship and starvation it means much. – The Eternal Maiden by T. Everett Harr√©
  2. Owing to his prodigious genius, the musical drama has entered into a new era, an era of true reason, of rigorous good sense and of perfect logic. – Masters of French Music by Arthur Hervey
  3. Eratosthenes soon disappeared from the horizon without the projectile having been sufficiently near it to allow a rigorous observation. – The Moon-Voyage by Jules Verne