rigour noun

1 strictness

ADJ. full The crime will be treated with the full rigour of the law. | academic, intellectual, logical, scientific

VERB + RIGOUR lack Their analysis lacks rigour.

PREP. with ~ | ~ in There is a need for academic rigour in approaching this problem.

2 rigours: severe conditions

ADJ. full

VERB + RIGOUR be subjected to, face, suffer computers that are subjected to the rigours of the office environment | avoid, escape The town managed to escape the rigours of war. | stand up to, survive, withstand | prepare sb/sth for, protect (sb/sth) against The thick coat of the mountain goat protects it against the rigours of winter.