rigorous Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “rigorous” in the English Dictionary

"rigorous" in British English

See all translations

rigorousadjective

uk   /ˈrɪɡ.ər.əs/  us   /-ɚ-/

rigorous adjective (CAREFUL)

approving careful to ​look at or ​consider every ​part of something to make ​certain it is ​correct or ​safe: rigorous ​testing/​checking/​methods

rigorous adjective (SEVERE)

controllingbehaviour in a ​severe way: the rigorous ​controlsgoverning the ​sale of ​shares
rigorously
adverb uk   us   /-li/
(Definition of rigorous from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"rigorous" in American English

See all translations

rigorousadjective

 us   /ˈrɪɡ·ər·əs/
severe or ​difficult, esp. because at a high ​level: rigorous ​standards of ​accuracy The Manhattan ​district attorney’s ​office had a ​pretty rigorous ​trainingprogram.
(Definition of rigorous from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"rigorous" in Business English

See all translations

rigorousadjective

uk   us   /ˈrɪɡərəs/
detailed and careful: I want rigorousfinancial analysis of the ​options. The ​selectionprocess is extremely rigorous.
strict or severe: A rigorous ​monetary and ​fiscalpolicy should encourage ​efficiency. Refrigeration of ​food, ​improvedhygiene and rigorous ​standards in the ​foodindustry prevent gastro-intestinal infections.
(Definition of rigorous from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of rigorous?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day
coeducational

having male and female students being taught together in the same school or college rather than separately

Word of the Day

Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
by Cambridge Dictionaries Online,
August 27, 2015
The English language is constantly changing. You know that. But did you know that at Cambridge Dictionaries Online we keep track of the changes? We continually add new words and new meanings to our online dictionary for learners of English. Some of them are new to English entirely (neologisms), and some

Read More 

hyperpalatable adjective
hyperpalatable adjective
August 24, 2015
describes food with heightened levels of sugar and salt, intended to be extremely appealing In Brazil, where the prevalence of overweight and obese adults has doubled since 1980, crisps, biscuits, energy bars and sugary drinks formulated to be ‘hyper-palatable’ are much more widely eaten than previously.

Read More