Rigorism to Ringdove

(Rig"or*ism) n.

1. Rigidity in principle or practice; strictness; — opposed to laxity.

2. Severity, as of style, or the like. Jefferson.

(Rig"or*ist), n. [Cf. F. rigoriste.] One who is rigorous; — sometimes applied to an extreme Jansenist.

(Rig"or*ous) a. [F. rigoureux, LL. rigorosus. See Rigor.]

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.

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." Spenser.

Syn. — Rigid; inflexible; unyielding; stiff; severe; austere; stern; harsh; strict; exact.

Rig"or*ous*ly, adv.Rig"or*ous*ness, n.

(||Rigs"da`ler) n. [Dan. See Rix- dollar.] A Danish coin worth about fifty-four cents. It was the former unit of value in Denmark.

(||Rig`-Ve"da) See Veda.

(||Riks"da`ler) n. [Sw. See Rix- dollar.] A Swedish coin worth about twenty-seven cents. It was formerly the unit of value in Sweden.

(Rile) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Riled (rild); p. pr. & vb. n. Riling.] [See Roil.]

1. To render turbid or muddy; to stir up; to roil.

2. To stir up in feelings; to make angry; to vex.

In both senses provincial in England and colloquial in the United States.

(||Ri*lie"vo) n.[It. See Relief.] (Sculp. & Arch.) Same as Relief, n., 5.

(Rill) n. [Cf. LG. rille a small channel or brook, a furrow, a chamfer, OE. rigol a small brook, F. rigole a trench or furrow for water, W. rhill a row, rhigol a little ditch. &radic11.]

1. A very small brook; a streamlet.

2. (Astron.) See Rille.

(Rill), v. i. To run a small stream. [R.] Prior.

(Rille) n. [G. rille a furrow.] (Astron.) One of certain narrow, crooked valleys seen, by aid of the telescope, on the surface of the moon.

(Rill"et) n. A little rill. Burton.

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