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Noun: rigour  ri-gu(r)
Usage: Brit, Cdn (US: rigor)
  1. The quality of being hard to endure, uninviting or formidable
    "the rigour of northern winters";
    - asperity, grimness, hardship, rigor [US], severity, severeness, rigorousness, rigourousness [Brit, non-standard]
     
  2. The quality of being valid and rigorous
    - cogency, validity, rigor [US]
     
  3. Excessive sternness
    "the rigours of boot camp"; "rigour of character";
    - severity, severeness, harshness, rigor [US], rigorousness, rigourousness [Brit, non-standard], inclemency, hardness, stiffness

Sounds like: rigger

Derived forms: rigours

Type of: believability, credibility, credibleness, difficultness, difficulty, sternness, strictness

Encyclopedia: Rigour