rigid

rigid
rig|id [ `rıdʒıd ] adjective **
▸ 1 not easy to change
▸ 2 done in a strict way
▸ 3 difficult to bend
▸ 4 not willing to change
▸ 5 unable to move
1. ) not easily changed:
a rigid class system
2. ) done or applied in a strict and unreasonable way:
rigid control over behavior
rigid discipline
3. ) stiff, hard, and difficult to bend or move:
The door is made from galvanized steel with a rigid frame.
4. ) not willing to change your ideas, attitudes, opinions, etc.:
Both sides have remained rigid in their resolve.
5. ) unable to move because of a strong emotion such as fear or anger:
I only had one chance this was live television and I was totally rigid with fear.
╾ rig|id|i|ty [ rı`dʒıdəti ] noun uncount
╾ rig|id|ly adverb

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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