Rigorous vs. Vigorous

By Jaxson

  • Rigorous

    Rigour (British English) or rigor (American English; see spelling differences) describes a condition of stiffness or strictness. Rigour frequently refers to a process of adhering absolutely to certain constraints, or the practice of maintaining strict consistency with certain predefined parameters. These constraints may be environmentally imposed, such as “the rigours of famine”; logically imposed, such as mathematical proofs which must maintain consistent answers; or socially imposed, such as the process of defining ethics and law.

  • Rigorous (adjective)

    Showing, causing, or favoring rigour; scrupulously accurate or strict; thorough.

    “a rigorous officer of justice”

    “a rigorous execution of law”

    “a rigorous inspection”

  • Rigorous (adjective)

    Severe; intense.

    “a rigorous winter.”

  • Vigorous (adjective)

    Physically strong and active.

  • Vigorous (adjective)

    Rapid of growth.

    “a vigorous shrub”


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