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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (stiff)
a. rígido
The mattress was so rigid that I hardly got any sleep.El colchón era tan rígido que apenas pude dormir.
b. tieso
This wood is too rigid to make a bow with; you need something more flexible.Esta madera es demasiado tiesa para hacer un arco; necesitas algo más flexible.
2. (strict)
a. riguroso (rule or discipline)
The rules of the boarding school were very rigid, and the punishments could be severe.Las reglas del internado eran muy rigurosas, y los castigos podían ser muy severos.
b. estricto (rule or discipline)
The study of martial arts requires rigid discipline.El estudio de las artes marciales requiere una disciplina estricta.
c. inflexible (person)
My wife is very rigid about how the kitchen is organized.Mi esposa es muy inflexible con la organización de la cocina.
d. rígido (person)
My father was a very traditional, rigid man, who brought us up to work hard.Mi padre fue un hombre muy tradicional y rígido, quien nos crió para trabajar duro.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. rígido(a)
she's very rigid in her ideases de ideas muy rígidas
2. (colloquial) (United Kingdom)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to be bored rigidaburrirse como una ostra
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rigid [ˈrɪdʒɪd]
1 (stiff) [+material] rígido; tieso
to be rigid with fear estar paralizado de miedo
to be bored rigid estar aburrido or aburrirse como una ostra (informal)
I was bored rigid for most of the film This sort of music bores me rigid Don't let him start telling you about his trip to Hong Kong — he'll bore you rigid
2 (strict) [+rules] riguroso; estricto
3 (inflexible) [+person, ideas] inflexible; intransigente
he is quite rigid about it es bastante inflexible or intransigente sobre ese punto
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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