Definition of rigidity noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//rɪˈdʒɪdəti//
    ; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈdʒɪdəti//
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  1. 1[uncountable, countable] (often disapproving) the quality of being very strict and difficult to change synonym inflexibility (1) the rigidity of the law on this issue the rigidities and routines of home
  2. 2[uncountable] (often disapproving) a person's refusal to change their ideas or behaviour synonym inflexibility (2) His rigidity in negotiation contributed to a disastrous split in the Labour Party.
  3. 3[uncountable] the quality of being stiff and difficult to move or bend synonym inflexibility (3) the rigidity of the metal bar
  4. opposite flexibility