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English - Vietnamese Dictionary
rigid /'ridʤid/
  • tính từ
    • cứng
    • (nghĩa bóng) cứng rắn, cứng nhắc
      • rigid principles: nguyên tắc cứng rắn
      • rigid discipline: kỷ luật cứng nhắc
Concise Dictionary
+incapable of or resistant to bending
+incapable of compromise or flexibility
+incapable of adapting or changing to meet circumstances
+fixed and unmoving
+designating an airship or dirigible having a form maintained by a stiff unyielding frame or structure

Thesaurus Dictionary
1 stiff, unbending, unbendable, firm, hard, strong:
Are those brackets rigid enough to support such a heavy shelf?
2 inflexible, inelastic, unyielding, undeviating, unalterable, set, firm, hard, adamant, hard-line, unbending, adamantine, steely, iron, strong, uncompromising, rigorous, unrelenting, intransigent, stringent, severe, strict, rigorous, stern, harsh, austere:
Frank is known to favour rigid discipline in the classroom.
3 rigorous, exact, precise, unwavering, unqualified, unswerving, undeviating, demanding, strict, hard and fast, literal, nice, close, thorough, scrupulous, careful, conscientious, painstaking, meticulous, punctilious, exacting, strait-laced:
Rigid observance of the regulations produced the desired results. Pinwell's rigid parsimony met little favour from his family
4 obstinate, stubborn, pigheaded, inflexible, immovable, adamant, adamantine, fixed, set, obdurate, wilful, headstrong, dogged, persevering, determined, resolute, steadfast, resolved, tenacious, relentless, unrelenting, uncompromising, unadaptable, mulish, close-minded:
Candida remained rigid in her opposition to birth control.
Advanced English Dictionary
+ adjective
1 (often disapproving) (of rules, methods, etc.) very strict and difficult to change: The curriculum was too narrow and too rigid. + His rigid adherence to the rules made him unpopular.
2 (of a person) not willing to change their ideas or behaviour: rigid attitudes
3 (of an object or substance) stiff and difficult to move or bend: a rigid support for the tent + She sat upright, her body rigid with fear. + (figurative) I was bored rigid (= extremely bored).
rigidity noun [U, C]: the rigidity of the law on this issue + the rigidity of the metal bar
rigidly adverb: The speed limit must be rigidly enforced. + She stared rigidly ahead.
Collocation Dictionary

1 not able/willing to change


appear, be, seem | become, grow
He grew even more rigid and uncompromising as he got older.


extremely, very | entirely
An entirely rigid system is impractical.
| excessively | fairly, rather, relatively
We operate within fairly rigid parameters.

2 stiff


be, feel, lie, look, stand
She feigned sleep, lying rigid in bed.
| become, go | remain


very | absolutely, completely, quite | almost


He went absolutely rigid with shock.

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