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rigour

noun [U] uk UK (US rigor)   /ˈrɪɡ.ər/ us    //

rigour noun [U] (FORCEFULNESS)

the fact that people are made to follow rules in a very severe way: They were punished with unusual rigour. the rigours of sth the unpleasant or severe conditions of something: They survived the rigours of the winter.

rigour noun [U] (CARE)

formal approving the quality of being detailed, careful, and complete: Her arguments lacked intellectual rigour.
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