Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “rigorous”

rigorous

adjective (CAREFUL)    /ˈrɪɡ.ər.əs/ US  /-ɚ-/ approving
careful to look at or consider every part of something to make certain it is correct or safe : rigorous testing / checking / methods Accurate and exactCautious and vigilantPaying attention and being careful rigorously     /-li/ adverb
(Definition of rigorous adjective (CAREFUL) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of rigorous

More definitions for “rigorous”

Definitions of “rigorous” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

familiarity

a good knowledge of something, or the fact that you know it so well

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More