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  • adjective Too rigid; too severe.

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  • adjective Too rigid or severe.


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over- +‎ rigid


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  • The too-formal manner, the overrigid attitude, the disposition to deal with any human problem by-the-numbers as if it were only one more act in organizational routine, can have precisely the same chilling effect upon men as came of this officer's scowl.

    The Armed Forces Officer Department of the Army Pamphlet 600-2 United States. Dept. of Defense

  • The universities, although often subjected to an overrigid system of surveillance and compelled to adopt a partial, servile bias, were, nevertheless, generally free from a political tendency and incredibly promoted the study of all the sciences.

    Germany from the Earliest Period Volume 4 Wolfgang Menzel 1835

  • "overrigid (legal) dichotomy" between undertakings and decisions.

    ANC Daily News Briefing 2000


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