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Dictionary definition for: Rigid

1. (s) incapable of or resistant to bending; "a rigid strip of metal" "a table made of rigid plastic" "a palace guardsman stiff as a poker"

2. (s) incapable of compromise or flexibility

3. (s) incapable of adapting or changing to meet circumstances; "a rigid disciplinarian" "an inflexible law" "an unbending will to dominate"

4. (s) fixed and unmoving; "with eyes set in a fixed glassy stare" "his bearded face already has a set hollow look"- Connor Cruise O''Brien; "a face rigid with pain"

5. (a) designating an airship or dirigible having a form maintained by a stiff unyielding frame or structure

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