[ 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"
Used in print(Clayton C. Barbeau, The Ikon....)
He was aware of insistent inner beatings , as if prisoners within sought release from his rigid body .
[ adjective ] incapable of compromise or flexibility
Used in print(Frank Oppenheimer, "Science and Fear-- A Discussion...)
Yet often fear persists because , even with the most rigid ritual , one is never quite free from the uneasy feeling that one might make some mistake or that in every previous execution one had been unaware of the really decisive act .(Max F. Millikan and Donald L. M. Blackmer,...)
Convinced of the wisdom of their own actions , and reassured by the promises of their economic development programs , governments may fail to push outward to win more and more people to the national effort , becoming instead rigid and inflexible in their policies .
[ adjective ] incapable of adapting or changing to meet circumstances
"a rigid disciplinarian" "an inflexible law" "an unbending will to dominate"
Used in print(S. J. Perelman, The Rising Gorge. New York:...)
His eyes had the same dreadful rigid stare as Dr._Grimesby_Roylott 's when he was found before his open safe wearing the speckled band .