rigour

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Singular
rigour

Plural
rigours

  1. Rigour is strict care and completeness in making sure something is correct.
    The army demands a lot of rigour in training new recruits.
  2. (usually plural) The rigours of something are its difficult parts or its problems.
    She did not enjoy the rigorus of giving birth.

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