Definition of 'rigour'
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Example sentences containing 'rigour'
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Could his body withstand the physical rigours? Times, Sunday Times (2016)He frowned on what he saw as his wife's lack of intellectual rigour and dismissed fellow regulars at his village pub as mentally beneath him. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Basic errors such as wrong names and treatments litter the ombudsman's reports and investigators lack rigour, the association said. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The discipline and the rigour was not there. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The defenders are very strong and you must be able to withstand the rigour. The Sun (2015)Those looking to escape the rigours of life during their lunch hour. Times, Sunday Times (2010)King has done a decent job of examining these issues without losing touch with scientific rigour. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Otherwise the dazzling visuals increasingly seem designed to camouflage a lack of thematic rigour. Times, Sunday Times (2013)And no other country has explored the painful parts of its history with such rigour and intensity. Times, Sunday Times (2014)We need academic rigour and broad education. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It claimed that intellectual rigour had been weakened in the drive for wider participation. Times, Sunday Times (2009)But he will run his team with discipline and rigour. Times, Sunday Times (2014)They are taught to cope with the rigours of life in a structured environment. Times, Sunday Times (2011)His book is also strikingly lacking in rigour. Times, Sunday Times (2011)And with them the rigour of life went too. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He added that until now the inspection system for adoption has lacked rigour. Times, Sunday Times (2012)They are unable or unwilling to withstand the rigours of mucking out and riding for hours each day. Times, Sunday Times (2008)We hope that his body is strong enough to withstand the rigours of all the cricket coming up this summer. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He had the great pleasure of taking forward a discipline which he did with an insight bred of disciplined rigour and scholarly industry. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Well, at least he makes a pass at scientific rigour. Times, Sunday Times (2009)As well as the academic rigour of the business course, there is an unhelpful exam timetable. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Like all good servants, it excels by performing its job with rigour and discipline. The Times Literary Supplement (2008)It does not take much to set off one of their arguments, conducted with fierce academic rigour. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Seeing themselves as free individuals, the concepts of party discipline or rigour are bound to be anathema. Times, Sunday Times (2015)A committee has no discipline and no understanding of technique and is often composed of persons without the necessary intellectual rigour. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Q. That isn't exactly scientific rigour. The Times Literary Supplement (2012)He admits that the rigours of the job mean that his social life has'gone to hell '. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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Translations for 'rigour'
British English: rigour NOUN
job If you refer to the rigours of an activity or job, you mean the difficult, demanding, or unpleasant things that are associated with it.
He found the rigours of the tour too demanding.
British English: rigour NOUN
strictness If something is done with rigour, it is done in a strict, thorough way.
The new current affairs series promises to address challenging issues with freshness and rigour.
Definition of rigour from the Collins English Dictionary
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