Rigorous vs Vigorous what difference

what is difference between Rigorous and Vigorous

English

Alternative forms

  • rigourous (non‐standard)

Etymology

From Old French, from Late Latin rigorosus.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɹɪɡəɹəs/
  • Rhymes: -ɪɡəɹəs

Adjective

rigorous (comparative more rigorous, superlative most rigorous)

  1. Showing, causing, or favoring rigour; scrupulously accurate or strict; thorough.
    a rigorous officer of justice
    a rigorous execution of law
    a rigorous inspection
  2. Severe; intense.
    a rigorous winter.

Synonyms

  • (showing, causing or favoring rigor): painstaking, scrupulous; see also Thesaurus:meticulous
  • (severe; intense): harsh, strict; see also Thesaurus:stern

Antonyms

  • (severe; intense): arbitrary, capricious, whimsical

Derived terms

  • nonrigorous
  • overrigorous
  • rigorously
  • rigorousness
  • unrigorous

Related terms

  • rigid
  • rigour

Translations

Further reading

  • rigorous at OneLook Dictionary Search
  • rigorous in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.


English

Etymology

From Anglo-Norman vigrus, from Old French vigoros (French vigoureux), from Medieval Latin vigorosus, from Latin vigor. Doublet of vigoroso.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈvɪɡəɹəs/
  • Rhymes: -ɪɡəɹəs

Adjective

vigorous (comparative more vigorous, superlative most vigorous)

  1. Physically strong and active.
    • 1976, Joni Mitchell, “Song for Sharon”:
      Now there are twenty-nine skaters on Wollman Rink
      Circling in singles and in pairs
      In this vigorous anonymity
  2. Mentally strong and active.
  3. Rapid of growth.
    a vigorous shrub

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