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rigid

adjective     /ˈrɪdʒ.ɪd/
C2 stiff or fixed ; not able to be bent or moved : a rigid steel and concrete structure I was rigid with (= stiff and unable to move because of) fear .Hard and firm not able to be changed or persuaded : disapproving We were disappointed that they insisted on such a rigid interpretation of the rules . rigidity     /rɪˈdʒɪd.ɪ.ti/ US  /-ə.t̬i/ noun [U] Hard and firm rigidly     /-li/ adverb mainly disapproving
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