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rigidadjective

uk   us   /ˈrɪdʒ.ɪd/
C2 stiff or ​fixed; not ​able to be ​bent or ​moved: a rigid ​steel and ​concretestructure I was rigid with (= ​stiff and ​unable to ​move because of)fear. not ​able to be ​changed or ​persuaded: disapproving We were ​disappointed that they ​insisted on such a rigid ​interpretation of the ​rules.
rigidity
noun [U] uk   /rɪˈdʒɪd.ɪ.ti/  us   /-ə.t̬i/
Cables ​lack the rigidity of ​wires.
(Definition of rigid from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"rigid" in American English

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rigidadjective

 us   /ˈrɪdʒ·ɪd/

rigid adjective (NOT VARYING)

not ​permitting any ​change: rigid ​rules of ​behavior I ​keep to a rigid ​schedule.

rigid adjective (STIFF)

not ​able to be ​bent: rigid ​plastic
(Definition of rigid from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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