Associations to the word «Rigid»


RIGID, adjective. Stiff, rather than flexible.
RIGID, adjective. Fixed, rather than moving.
RIGID, adjective. Rigorous and unbending.
RIGID, adjective. Uncompromising.
RIGID BODIES, noun. Plural of rigid body
RIGID BODY, noun. (physics) an idealized solid whose size and shape are fixed and remain unaltered when forces are applied; used in Newtonian mechanics to model real objects
RIGID BODY DYNAMICS, noun. (physics) The study of the motion of rigid bodies under the influence of forces.

Dictionary definition

RIGID, adjective. Incapable of or resistant to bending; "a rigid strip of metal"; "a table made of rigid plastic"; "a palace guardsman stiff as a poker"; "stiff hair"; "a stiff neck".
RIGID, adjective. Incapable of compromise or flexibility.
RIGID, adjective. Incapable of adapting or changing to meet circumstances; "a rigid disciplinarian"; "an inflexible law"; "an unbending will to dominate".
RIGID, adjective. Designating an airship or dirigible having a form maintained by a stiff unyielding frame or structure.
RIGID, adjective. 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".

Wise words

We cannot always control our thoughts, but we can control our words, and repetition impresses the subconscious, and we are then master of the situation.
Florence Scovel Shinn