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 for Rigid
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rigid \Rig"id\, a. [L. rigidus, fr. rigere to be stiff or numb:
     cf. F. rigide. Cf. Rigor. ]
     1. Firm; stiff; unyielding; not pliant; not flexible.
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              Upright beams innumerable
              Of rigid spears.                      --Milton.
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     2. Hence, not lax or indulgent; severe; inflexible; strict;
        as, a rigid father or master; rigid discipline; rigid
        criticism; a rigid sentence.
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              The more rigid order of principles in religion and
              government.                           --Hawthorne.
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     Syn: Stiff; unpliant; inflexible; unyielding; strict; exact;
          severe; austere; stern; rigorous; unmitigated.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: 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"
             [syn: rigid, stiff]
      2: incapable of compromise or flexibility [syn: rigid,
      3: incapable of adapting or changing to meet circumstances; "a
         rigid disciplinarian"; "an inflexible law"; "an unbending
         will to dominate" [syn: inflexible, rigid, unbending]
      4: designating an airship or dirigible having a form maintained
         by a stiff unyielding frame or structure [ant: nonrigid]
      5: 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" [syn: fixed,
         set, rigid]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  204 Moby Thesaurus words for "rigid":
     abiding, accurate, adamant, adamantine, at a standstill, attentive,
     austere, buckram, careful, cast-iron, changeless, close,
     conscientious, constant, continuing, correct, critical, delicate,
     demanding, detailed, determined, direct, dogged, dour, draconian,
     durable, enduring, even, exact, exacting, exigent, express,
     exquisite, faithful, fine, finical, finicking, finicky, firm,
     firm as Gibraltar, fixed, flinty, frozen, fundamentalist, fussy,
     grim, hard, hard and fast, hard-core, hard-line, harsh, headstrong,
     hidebound, immobile, immotile, immotive, immovable, immutable,
     implacable, impliable, in buckram, inelastic, inerrable, inerrant,
     inexorable, infallible, inflexible, infrangible, intact,
     intransigent, inviolate, iron, ironbound, ironclad, ironhanded,
     irreconcilable, irremovable, lasting, literal, made of iron,
     mathematical, meticulous, micrometrically precise, microscopic,
     minute, mulish, muscle-bound, narrow, nice, obdurate, obstinate,
     orthodox, painstaking, particular, pat, permanent, perpetual,
     persevering, persistent, pigheaded, pinpoint, pokerlike, precise,
     precisianistic, precisionistic, prim, procrustean, punctilious,
     punctual, purist, puristic, puritan, puritanic, quiescent,
     ramrodlike, refined, relentless, religious, religiously exact,
     remaining, renitent, resolute, resolved, rigorist, rigoristic,
     rigorous, rock-ribbed, rockbound, rodlike, scientific,
     scientifically exact, scrupulous, scrutinizing, set, severe,
     single-minded, solid, sound, square, stable, standpat, starch,
     starched, starchy, static, stationary, staunch, staying, steadfast,
     steely, stern, stiff, stiff as buckram, stilted, stout,
     straightlaced, strait-laced, straitlaced, strict, stringent,
     strong, stubborn, sturdy, subtle, sustained, taut, tenacious,
     tense, thorough, tight, torpid, tough, unadaptable, unaffected,
     unalterable, unaltered, unbending, unbreakable, unchangeable,
     unchanged, unchanging, unchecked, uncompliant, uncompromising,
     undestroyed, undeviating, unerring, unfading, unfailing,
     unflexible, ungiving, unmovable, unmoved, unmoving, unqualified,
     unrelaxed, unrelenting, unshifting, unswerving, unvaried,
     unvarying, unwavering, unyielding, virgate

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