Definition of rigidity:
- Severity; rigor.
- Stiffness of appearance or manner; want of ease or elegance.
- The quality or state of being rigid; want of pliability; the quality of resisting change of form; the amount of resistance with which a body opposes change of form; - opposed to flexibility, ductility, malleability, and softness.
inexorability, austerity, obdurateness, inflexibleness, incompliance, remorselessness, grimness, intransigency, incompliancy, relentlessness, harshness, intransigence, rigorousness, easy, rigidness, resist, inexorableness, stubbornness, inflexibility, strictness, sternness, rigor, stringency, obduracy, implacability, die-hardism, implacableness, severity.
- hardness (part of speech: noun)
- tightness (part of speech: noun)
- inelasticity (part of speech: noun)
The film had not brought good results, either from sound- waves or light- waves, but, it will be remembered, there were wires running through it to give it rigidity, which, although necessary in my original experiments, must be avoided in connection with sound vibrations.- "Zarlah the Martian", R. Norman Grisewood.
- "Essays: Scientific, Political, & Speculative, Vol. I", Herbert Spencer.
- "Fairy Tales of the Slav Peasants and Herdsmen", Alexander Chodsko.