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Dictionary definition for: Rigorous

1. (s) rigidly accurate; allowing no deviation from a standard; "rigorous application of the law" "a strict vegetarian"

2. (s) demanding strict attention to rules and procedures; "rigorous discipline" "tight security" "stringent safety measures"

3. (s) used of circumstances (especially weather) that cause suffering; "brutal weather" "northern winters can be cruel" "a cruel world" "a harsh climate" "a rigorous climate" "unkind winters"

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