Rigorous

Definition of Rigorous

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.
4.(Mathematics, Logic) Adhering scrupulously and exactly to accepted principles; hence, logically valid; as, a rigorous proof.

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