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Rigorous
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This clue has been rated as VERY COMMON
We've rated Rigorous as VERY COMMON as it is a very popular clue with cruciverbalists.

2 December 2021
Last seen in: Irish Independent - Simple

We found 13 answers for the crossword clue 'Rigorous', the most recent of which was seen in the Irish Independent - Simple.

This clue looks to be a standard clue as in it's a NON-CRYPTIC crossword based on the publications in which we have recently seen it.

We have given Rigorous a popularity rating of 'Very Common' because it has featured in a numerous crossword publications and has multiple answers.

As well as being a clue we've also seen Rigorous as an answer itself some 43 times.

Rigorous is a single word clue made up of 8 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'Irish Independent - Simple' on Monday, 13 December 2021 with the answer being STRICT, we also found STRICT to be the most popular answer for this clue.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

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  • Rigidly accurate; allowing no deviation from a standard; "rigorous application of the law"; "a strict vegetarian"
  • Demanding strict attention to rules and procedures; "rigorous discipline"; "tight security"; "stringent safety measures"

Crossword Answers

5 Letters

EXACT
Marked by strict and particular and complete accordance with fact; "an exact mind"; "an exact copy"; "hit the exact center of the target"

STERN
Of a stern or strict bearing or demeanor; forbidding in aspect; "an austere expression"; "a stern face"

TIGHT
(of a contest or contestants) evenly matched; "a close contest"; "a close election"; "a tight game"

6 Letters

SEVERE
Causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm; "a dangerous operation"; "a grave situation"; "a grave illness"; "grievous bodily harm"; "a serious wound"; "a serious turn of events"; "a severe case of pneumonia"; "a life-threatening disease"

STRICT
Rigidly accurate; allowing no deviation from a standard; "rigorous application of the law"; "a strict vegetarian"

7 Letters

AUSTERE
Of a stern or strict bearing or demeanor; forbidding in aspect; "an austere expression"; "a stern face"

INDEPTH

SPARTAN
A resident of Sparta

8 Letters

EXACTING
Requiring precise accuracy; "an exacting job"; "became more exigent over his pronunciation"

THOROUGH Howard
Performed comprehensively and completely; "an exhaustive study"; "made a thorough search"; "thoroughgoing research"

9 Letters

STRINGENT
Demanding strict attention to rules and procedures; "rigorous discipline"; "tight security"; "stringent safety measures"

UNSPARING
Not forbearing; ruthless; "an unsparing critic"

13 Letters

THOROUGHGOING
Performed comprehensively and completely; "an exhaustive study"; "made a thorough search"; "thoroughgoing research"

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