Rigorism to Ringdove
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
(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 RockShak.
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.