Adjective "unrigorous" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Not thorough, careful, or strictly applied.
  1. 'the medical societies dismissed the practice as unrigorous and unethical'
  2. 'Philosophy, the very term, rests on two very human and very unrigorous terms: wisdom, which nobody knows what it is, and the love of it, the most ultimately subjective and unrigorous experience of them all.'
  3. 'Academics were particularly horrified that Jencks and his colleagues should invoke such an unscientific and unrigorous concept as luck, which is associated with fairground fortune tellers and children who avoid cracks in the pavement.'
  4. 'Many historians seem to regard folklore as an ill-defined and unrigorous subject.'
  5. 'The practice of friends getting together for long, informal and unrigorous conversations, may be dead or dying in Calcutta, but it's alive and well in Bangladesh.'


1. characterized by rigor; rigidly severe or harsh, as people, rules, or discipline: rigorous laws.

2. severely exact or accurate; precise: rigorous research.

3. (of weather or climate) uncomfortably severe or harsh; extremely inclement.

4. Logic, Mathematics. logically valid.

More examples(as adjective)

"manners can be unrigorous."