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  • nounseverity
  • nounstubbornness

synonyms for rigidity

  • harshness
  • rigor
  • acerbity
  • austerity
  • cruelty
  • grimness
  • hardheartedness
  • hardness
  • rigorousness
  • sharpness
  • sternness
  • strictness
  • stringency
  • toughness
  • unkindness

antonyms for rigidity

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  • gentility
  • kindness
  • mildness
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    How to use rigidity in a sentence

    The primal rigidity of the straight line yields later on to the freedom of an organ.
    CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
    The narrative had excited him out of his apathy and physical exhaustion, the confession shaken the rigidity from his mind.
    ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
    I feel all untied in a place like this; the rigidity of one's nature begins to melt and flow.
    THREE MORE JOHN SILENCE STORIESALGERNON BLACKWOOD
    Up went the monster with a grunt, and a peculiar rigidity of body, which evidently betokened horror at his situation.
    THE FLOATING LIGHT OF THE GOODWIN SANDSR.M. BALLANTYNE
    The rigidity of these works naturally impressed later critics.
    ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 5, SLICE 2VARIOUS
    The rigidity of her metallic eyes and their insupportable luster made him shudder, especially when the animal walked towards him.
    A PASSION IN THE DESERTHONORE DE BALZAC
    Standing up for the verdict, with pale set face, the grateful little "not" fell upon his ear, and his rigidity relaxed.
    REMINISCENCES OF CHARLES BRADLAUGHGEORGE W. FOOTE
    "'Twouldn't be right to burn it, Pap," said Si, who better understood the rigidity of his father's principles.
    SI KLEGG, BOOK 2 (OF 6)JOHN MCELROY
    His pleasant face hardened to the rigidity of a stone image.
    THE GHOST BREAKERCHARLES GODDARD
    He flung himself down under a tree, and after a while, when his rigidity relaxed, he probably fell asleep.
    THE MAN OF THE FORESTZANE GREY
    SYNONYM OF THE DAY
    OCTOBER 26, 1985
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    WORDS RELATED TO RIGIDITY

    • acerbity
    • asperity
    • astringence
    • coldness
    • exactingness
    • exactness
    • formality
    • formalness
    • gravity
    • grimness
    • hardness
    • harshness
    • inclemency
    • inflexibility
    • obduracy
    • rigidity
    • rigor
    • seriousness
    • solemnity
    • sternness
    • stiffness
    • strictness
    • stringency
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