Synonym of rigorous

Alternative for rigorous

Adjective

Extremely thorough, accurate and careful
meticulous accurate painstaking punctilious scrupulous conscientious exact precise thorough careful correct attentive diligent nice strict close delicate detailed exhaustive fastidious fine mathematical methodical particular finical finicky fussy nitpicking pedantic perfectionist pernickety pinpoint studious hairline overnice persnickety proper refined religious right spot-on ultra-careful hair-splitting assiduous sedulous minute laborious unerring exacting searching elaborate faithful industrious systematic scientific heedful persevering demanding hard-working punctual persistent strenuous zealous active intensive unflagging earnest intense rigid full true tireless judicious complete dedicated thoroughgoing literal determined veridical concentrated picky keen busy intent in-depth indefatigable constant committed untiring steadfast deep reliable orderly bustling resolute factual discriminating solid loving conscionable specific unmistakable comprehensive defined explicit authentic veracious severe driven bang on faultless ordered all-out dogged extensive genuine tenacious engaged concerted perfect definite sweeping truthful regular employed total working vigorous just unrelenting eager plugging on the button observant on the nose hard valid sound well organized unwavering good unswerving spot on on the mark eager beaver right on controlled stringent profound focused alert formal errorless unambiguous flawless definitive certain uncompromising analytical infallible precision rational deft sharp discriminative skilful skillful concrete distinct tied-up hopping occupied thoughtful matter-of-fact ultraprecise clear on the money swotty inch-perfect absolute error-free radical organized focussed forceful encyclopedic all-inclusive all-encompassing lifelike stiff widespread regulated pertinacious acute objective clear-cut all-embracing out-and-out sure choosy encyclopaedic persisting vehement vicious exquisite fierce terrible furious prim logical organised consummate unqualified fair inflexible operose regardful cautious tough dead-on on-target so choosey on target prissy blow-by-blow word-perfect on the nail on the beam on the ball by the numbers unmistaken amen by the book undistorted nit-picking nit-picky unremitting calculated measured sensitive fussbudget stickler unwearied steady strong verbatim undeviating unfailing grinding whiz aggressive energetic hardworking similar restless enterprising ambitious wholehearted passionate bold microscopic forcible desperate stilted decorous stiff-necked ceremonious starchy loyal assertive purposeful resembling duteous stickling hairsplitting serious deliberate daring militant upright dependable provident crossing the t's white-glove dotting the i's civil seemly formalistic conventional overconscientious overscrupulous polite courteous word for word lethal deadly effective well aimed circumspect walking on eggs minding p's and q's hanging in heart and soul into hanging tough playing safe subtle finespun nuanced concerned all-absorbing selfdisciplined discreet chary puritanical sticklerish fixed priggish real good eye particularized personal immediate coherent reasoning going to great lengths explosive heavy-duty violent excruciating fearsome ghastly high-pressure heavy frightful hellacious dreadful blistering ferocious almighty fearful discerning selective analytic thinking intelligent cerebral intricate experienced utter insightful squeamish fussbudgety fretful hard to please difficult fuddy-duddy obsessive old-maidish accelerated fast insistent speeded-up exclusive itemized wise firm consequent critical dinkum firsthand penetrating direct deductive experimental clocklike specialized particularised itemised specialised irrefutable undeniable conclusive undisputed unquestionable unimpeachable unrefuted honest downright certified pukka veritable unmitigated echt satisfactory pucka pure sure-enough sheer certifiable essential elemental well-organized straight-thinking hard-headed admissible unalloyed outright arrant appropriate standard OK convincing realistic acceptable O.K. undoubted watertight special immaculate in every respect indubitable intimate inerrant bona fide categorical solemn right as rain on the right track dead on for sure on track legitimate on the right lines impeccable free of error righteous right stuff actual along the right lines stone okay cooking with gas equitable according to Hoyle veristic verisimilar first-hand true to life telling it like it is fact-based as it really happened watchful mindful concentrating vigilant aware slogging plodding percipient perceptive heeding noticing interested listening compendious rapt awake tentie tenty reckful cyclopedic efficient embracive panoramic universal inclusive omnibus open-eyed wide awake on your toes paying attention wide-awake on the lookout not missing a trick on the job on one's toes beady-eyed on the qui vive on guard listening carefully Argus-eyed leaving no stone unturned broad-gauge cover-all broad-gauged all-in unequivocal unvarnished indisputable unembellished positive straightforward plain incontrovertible incontestable obvious patent manifest authoritative proven unassailable express credible inarguable beyond doubt verifiable trustworthy legit kosher evident beyond question unadulterated final unarguable unchallengeable circumstantial established decisive demonstrable irrefragable unanswerable palpable emphatic historical accepted unembroidered compelling self-evident decided accomplished transparent beyond dispute assured dead right open and shut natural unelaborated existent documentary nonfictional official authenticated very undebatable exactly right observable univocal de facto apodictic crystal clear uncontroversial surefire confirmed not in doubt sure-fire fail-safe beyond a shadow of a doubt naturalistic on the level attested rich surgical simple creditable well defined unexaggerated unfaked fitting unabridged true-to-life elaborated word-for-word dead inevitable seriatim without error all right guaranteed letter-for-letter fit ultimate bare sensible determinate safe verified demonstrative in depth apparent foolproof failsafe nailed-on pronounced marked acknowledged clinching well founded settled set can't-miss honest-to-goodness double-checked airtight undisputable to the letter on the dot cold superior florid bull's-eye straight from horse's mouth as plain as a pikestaff nailed down just right as true as I'm sitting here staring one in the face for real no mistake stated as true as I'm standing here true story case just so clearly defined historically veracious vérité topical intrinsic reputable unshakable uncanny historically faithful individual believable what really happened what actually happened preferable inerrable invariable gospel stark uncontestable unequivocable well grounded well-proven in accordance with the facts well-defined irrevocable impregnable invincible irresistible letter for letter narrow in accordance with reality ideal hunky-dory overt recognized confirmable doubtless real life sure thing no two ways about it learned plentiful copious profuse abundant lavish ample identical blunt secure unadorned pat well-founded well-grounded flat undoubtable scholarly based on facts ordinary written usual verbal liberal sufficient telling irrebuttable overwhelming ironclad odds-on apodeictic in the bag as sure as eggs is eggs recognised questionless graphic characteristic archetypal representative guileless typical ingenuous archetypical perspicuous lucid line-for-line just what the doctor ordered just what we need artless unaffected straight from the horse's mouth the real McCoy understandable easily understandable clearly expressed documented respected supported circumstantiated validated unbiased unprejudiced establishable down pat beyond a shadow of doubt for certain no ifs ands or buts without doubt average unpretentious undesigning unpretending normal developed cinematic filmic vivid nof ifs ands or buts historically accurate can bet on it not figurative apt satisfying literatim enumerated honest-to-God straight sure-thing for-sure no buts about it real stuff on the up-and-up really-truly suitable dinky-di ultra-fine dainty fine-drawn finicking incorrupted winning nifty pictorial true-life card-carrying in detail broad-ranging point-by-point real McCoy orthodox prompt timely original at length true-blue undeceptive due visual retentive unfabled on the numbers from the horse's mouth tested efficacious unfeigned applicable no ifs ands or buts about it that's a fact lawful photographic camera-friendly photogenic picturesque sovereign proved legal high-principled uncounterfeited bonafide meet qualified felicitous pretty desired becoming suited prudent befitting seasonable on time early speedy tried and true insured concluded stipulated tried and tested warranted ensured on the line on the up and up like it is de règle expeditious recurrent in good time periodic cyclic quick ready substantial fair dinkum to schedule in time on schedule when expected well timed tangible spot on time under the wire bang on time material corporeal set in stone

Adjective

Requiring, or involving, great mental or physical effort
arduous demanding exacting grueling gruelling challenging difficult hard heavy laborious strenuous tough backbreaking burdensome effortful formidable hellacious moiling rough severe testing toilsome uphill brutal harsh herculean killer murderous rugged stiff sweaty Augean tall pick-and-shovel taxing onerous punishing trying exhausting tiring back-breaking fatiguing stressful wearing crushing wearisome oppressive draining wearying killing sapping grinding exigent excruciating Herculean knackering grievous troublesome hellish stringent tedious tiresome weighty enervating fierce debilitating operose crippling irksome labored painful laboured grim harrowing torturous relentless persnickety toilful unsparing vigorous agonizing energy-consuming bothersome cruel daunting tortuous agonising ponderous bruising unremitting enervative ambitious intense no picnic hairy forbidding extreme galling unbearable depleting vexatious serious distressing painstaking colossal tough going thorny strict unpleasant cumbersome merciless intolerable shattering wicked tricky uncomfortable mighty unforgiving immoderate weary excessive titanic upstream intimidating worrying disturbing mean unyielding traumatic gargantuan staggering austere hardhanded inhuman searing bitter unrelenting really hard very hard distressful prostrating solemn hectic slavish wretched awful bad difficile nerve-racking sticky steep inconvenient awkward hefty impossible imperious superincumbent tense murder immense inexorable prohibitive spartan drudging anxious gigantic backbreaker boring jarring fraught vexing frustrating pressured pressing protracted worksome dire grave savage exasperating agitating ferocious tormenting time-consuming unendurable calamitous anxiety-ridden scabrous discomforting unreasonable exorbitant physical unfair searching prodigious stretching strained withering energetic overwhelming dour unrelaxing thoroughgoing worrisome Sisyphean monumental dogged overburdening despotic domineering mammoth punitive knotty slow major responsible lengthy hardworking large order heavy sledding very difficult a nuisance busy exerting no piece of cake unjust drastic hypercritical thorough precise critical careful nit-picking an imposition racking chastening insufferable carking embittering overtaxing overpowering plodding headache by the book ominous problematic sombre bleak somber intensive hard-won not easy dicey hazardous easier said than done high-impact torturesome drudgy vicious marathon troubling unnerving high-pressure problem like getting blood out of a stone almighty uphill battle disastrous sober straitened biting inhospitable comfortless stern concentrated all-out considerable disagreeable profound comprehensive marked poignant nasty deep intensified heartbreaking violent ruthless upsetting disquieting heart-rending miserable rotten distasteful unpalatable yukky hurtful yucky afflicting heartrending chilling displeasing uncongenial unlovely unwelcome unhappy unpleasing unsavory tragic sour sad remorseless icky mortifying great sore inclement offensive unsavoury hard-hearted gut-wrenching intemperate provoking annoying afflictive aggravating maddening terrible pesky pestilent irritating nagging infuriating bold niggling impressive aggressive plaguy pestiferous pestilential troublous rowdy hostile grandiose daring perturbing draconian dreadful harassing unsettling extravagant lofty rankling concerning intractable ungovernable objectionable repressive infernal irking elaborate abrasive riling ugly unmanageable chafing nettling nettlesome peeving incommodious confounded undisciplined disorderly recalcitrant large-scale wayward discouraging puzzling unruly rebarbative cussed pesty plaguey a stinker of a powerful huge massive uncharitable unkind fiendishly difficult tremendously difficult very challenging tight high forceful heroic courageous grating shocking repugnant swingeing sky-high inflated extortionate enraging lamentable deplorable antagonizing harrying disappointing ghastly foul horrible horrid vile audacious iniquitous inordinate outrageous teasing festering antipathetic appalling atrocious frightful horrendous abominable tyrannical industrious unsatisfying unattractive antagonising dictatorial unrealistic grand intrepid autocratic enough to try the patience of a saint enough to drive you up the wall undemocratic grotty pretentious visionary frantic chaotic improbable ballsy brash idealistic unfeasible insupportable perverse complex complicated tyrannous fanciful unreal magnificent active eventful frenzied frenetic lively authoritarian iron-fisted lousy beastly improper unlikely overbearing pitiless coercive anti-democratic discomposing mystifying high-handed overweening peremptory from hell unacceptable egregious importunate turbulent restless far-fetched disheartening gloomy dispiriting ironhanded rough going dismal depressive heavy-handed depressing confining difficult to achieve infestive dangerous alarming damaging messy flustering animated madhouse tireless full tumultuous riotous furious bustling wild problematical bewildering intricate incomprehensible convoluted perplexing baffling confounding beyond bearing not to be borne full on spirited action-packed bumpy raucous a bummer of a disobedient rebellious dysfunctional defiant delinquent socially impaired belligerent willful self-willed naughty badly behaved uncooperative impudent erratic errant hot-tempered disturbed disruptive badly-behaved misbehaving whiny roguish sullen cantankerous undisciplinable loudmouthed contumacious ill-behaved bellicose incorrigible insolent maladjusted rude confrontational combative argumentative malicious ill-disciplined mischievous truculent pugnacious unrestrainable uncontrollable stubborn scrappy uncompliant rascally insubordinate uncontainable peevish devilish petulant indocile

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Strict or exacting in standards
strict hard severe stern tough austere harsh rigid stringent authoritarian demanding exacting inflexible firm spartan cruel despotic draconian relentless savage uncompromising unsparing brassbound intransigent ironhanded onerous oppressive flinty ramrod unpermissive hard-line heavy-handed cast-iron unbending unyielding obdurate merciless stiff pitiless unrelenting grim ruthless inexorable fixed set rough adamant unforgiving unfeeling unsympathetic callous brutal resolute hard-nosed implacable unchangeable immutable extreme unwavering unmerciful intractable invariable inhuman unalterable stony obstinate immovable hard-hearted unadaptable heartless indurate remorseless determined iron-fisted tyrannical fierce sharp heavy uncharitable hard-boiled hardheaded forceful undeviating serious solid unshakeable ironclad headstrong searing excessive stubborn drastic steadfast punishing adamantine insensitive bullheaded unkind unvarying forbidding tight hard and fast astringent rugged trying strong dire single-minded unchanging binding bitter steely imperious set in stone hardhanded unpitying cold-blooded no-nonsense dour dogged hard-and-fast dyed-in-the-wool illiberal grievous excruciating hardened definite inhumane immoderate desperate burdensome pertinacious grave overbearing punitive unswerving thick-skinned compassionless desensitized soulless case-hardened pachydermatous insensate stonyhearted stoney affectless slash-and-burn take-no-prisoners ironhearted murderous autocratic ferocious unappeasable uncaring insistent bound domineering unflinching willful wilful desensitised mulish stiff-necked picky confining established ossified intolerant dead set on stony-hearted vindictive stuffy radical unfriendly caustic disciplinary swingeing cold changeless scathing cutting mordant solemn dictatorial nasty exorbitant incommutable extravagant unemotional unsmiling dead set trenchant stinging high-handed inconsiderate biting overweening brick-wall unaccommodating inalterable diehard compelling hurtful staunch tenacious self-willed inconvincible pat pigheaded perverse self-opinionated opinionated barbarous sadistic unmoving mordacious refractory tyrannous hard-core hard to please by the book unmovable cold-hearted locked in indefatigable hard-bitten hardhearted with a heart of stone bound and determined clear-cut intemperate bleak incontestable incontrovertible awful straitened unpleasant unfair abrasive unjust entrenched locked Draconian rooted hostile dark taxing momentous substantial far-reaching inclement rowdy curt regimented disagreeable punitory sweeping hard-hitting ungiving militant controlled disciplined brutish unsentimental systematic meticulous scrupulous painstaking unmoved poignant valid powerful acrimonious drawing convincing assiduous tireless sedulous unflagging unstoppable cool unplacatable unmollifiable inescapable iron-handed unpacifiable lacking compassion blistering cut-throat final pugnacious stand pat withering devastating scorching ineluctable disciplinarian resolved ascetical absolute browbeating formidable ascetic pressing unabated pounding mortal hard-headed tactless uncompassionate marble-hearted two-fisted irreversible exact concrete monstrous coldhearted bloodthirsty constant vengeful bestial unremitting fast determinate settled necessary immobile compulsory not giving an inch static incompliant bloody sanguinary sour avaricious unregenerate greedy unrepenting uncontrite hard-shelled vitriolic sound hanging tough by the numbers thoughtless closely controlled strictly controlled rigidly enforced inexpugnable unbreakable mean business no going back like death and taxes hell bent on inept undiplomatic bungling inordinate crippling undue smart satirical remove overstrict coercive OTT tough nut to crack unconscionable intolerable towering steep humourless sedate humorless staid sober repressive sobersided uptight cut-and-dried formal overextravagant overmuch overdue insane plethoric baroque devilish iron hidebound writ in stone strait-laced decided upon blinkered over the top weighty uncomic hardline authoritative bossy robust intense great puritanical iron-willed arbitrary reserved unswayable indomitable uncompliant recalcitrant acerbic dogmatic frigid chilly icy frosty unpersuadable distant aloof po-faced standing one's ground louring gruff brusque commanding set in your ways set in one's ways remote intimidating lowering abrupt imperial magisterial summary brisk sarcastic penetrating sardonic piercing incisive sombre earnest ungentle somber arrogant autocratical imperative positive assertive lordly tyrannic masterful mean-looking acerb wounding vicious poisonous waspish spiteful perfectionist emphatic undeniable decided certain peremptory finished snarky catty sarky acidulous importunate clamorous tiresome judgmental disapproving fussy critical overexacting unmanageable troublesome difficult unamenable querulous cavilling nagging exigent fractious acrid acetic tonic quibbling disparaging needy possessive hairsplitting unreasonable caviling hypercritical sticklerish faultfinding overscrupulous censuring cavillous demeaning cynical carping censorious high-maintenance over-exacting fault-finding hard to satisfy over-rigorous over-strict over-censorious over-particular unmalleable bloody-minded bull-headed deep-dyed long-standing uncooperative inveterate committed explicit balky die-hard unshakable dedicated deep intrenched deep-rooted bred-in-the-bone deep-seated confirmed contrary unfaltering awkward faithful devoted narrow-minded incurable seasoned stalwart true cantankerous obstreperous froward persistent hard as nails hang tough winner-take-all zero-sum high-stake win-or-lose unbudgeable all-or-nothing categorical set-on one-sided challenging complicated reactionary traditionalist conservative crisp doctrinaire unflexible ultra-conservative unprogressive dug in standing pat do or die sticking to one's guns hold the line hold one's ground hold the fort out-and-out sworn deadly blimpish irreconcilable unruly wayward obscene pornographic X-rated wild disobedient ungovernable uncontrollable fogyish stick-in-the-mud conformist undisciplined unwaivering contumacious rebellious restive untoward defiant rock-ribbed rebel recusant insubordinate whole-hearted chronic habitual insoluble thorny unpliable tough nut problematic knotty indocile in earnest decisive dominant purposeful stable intent prevailing sure unshaken persevering unqualified perennial lifelong thorough devout going bent consistent fiery through and through torrid enduring loyal proved sicker fervent irredeemable vehement unreformable fanatical compulsive well established indelible ineradicable deep-set red-hot thoroughgoing zealous complete hard-shell wholehearted impenitent incorrigible ingrained obsessive ardent all-consuming firmly established bona fide card-carrying longtime long-established supreme well-established accustomed unapologetic inured unashamed habituated world-weary do-or-die never-failing hell-bent on strong-willed hell-bent upon bent on bent upon through-and-through indurated boorish argumentative fastidious finicky lacking sentiment hard-edged as tough as old boots toughened by experience as hard as nails grumbly disobliging strong-minded irritable finical vexed unpredictable testy hard to handle invidious choosy fiendish captious snappy sensitive ill-natured temperamental crotchety ornery uppity touchy chippy feisty quarrelsome disputative oafish discontented cussed prickly dissatisfied rude bearish crabby thrawn huffy stroppy negative delicate irritating contrarious overcritical wrong-headed impolite opinionative disputatious irascible obstructive particular bolshie ungracious stiffened renitent immalleable durable

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Consisting of matter all through
solid firm hard rigid stiff robust stout sturdy adamantine hardened tough impermeable massed unmalleable unyielding fixed husky solidified steely taut blocked immutable inflexible sealed concentrated resolute rugged strong unrelenting compact consolidated dimensional unchangeable close compacted impliable rocklike unwavering concrete congealed impervious thick dense frozen stiffened impenetrable jellied set uncompromising brick wall non-flexible rock-hard rock-solid like a rock set in stone really hard very hard substantial tight vigorous stable cast-iron unbending inelastic unbreakable durable resistant sound hardy secure immovable rooted compressed lusty toughened heavy stony inured iron hard-bitten forceful fast hearty resilient indurate hard as nails steady anchored indestructible hard-wearing stalwart jelled nailed tenacious safe cemented rocky riveted unmoving steadfast moored immalleable mighty nonporous well built stationary stubborn as hard as stone strongly made immobile gelatinous as hard as iron adamant secured condensed close-grained tense obdurate braced unshakeable waterproof impregnable impassable strapping long-lasting jammed unbendable fastened closed unshakable obstinate brawny established staunch hermetic muscular unflexible heavy-duty settled unpliable still built to last hermetically sealed able-bodied well-built solid as a rock renitent motionless steeled well made fit invulnerable entrenched inviolable indurated powerful bulletproof tightened impassible irremovable healthy watertight unpierceable ingrained athletic water-resistant snug tied immotile strict invariable unsupple stark seasoned rock-like imperviable hardheaded deep-rooted static bound water-repellent definite deep-seated hitched hale ironclad hooked attached enduring capable able locked refractory fine-grained unmovable well-set hard and fast stiff as a board locked in made fast rainproof hard-and-fast like granite incompressible imperishable serviceable granite permanent dependable reliable knockabout infallible foolproof gelled walkable airtight hulking beefy jellified flinty nonmoving damp-proof thickset unbudging chiseled chiselled fortified nonflexible as hard as a rock nonmotile invincible indomitable balanced starched leak-proof fixed firmly error-tolerant unchanging unvarying sure stabile potent ungiving done up buttoned down influential unshaking hidebound determinate pigheaded final flat inexpugnable certain inveterate unflappable brittle incompliant important cynical unshaken hard-nosed case-hardened annealed numbed significant stiff-necked steel hard-boiled unsentimental hard-headed forcible conglomerated caked dried poured precast calcified petrified monolithic energetic shrewd practical realistic down-to-earth matter-of-fact quiet situated located unflagging fit as a fiddle hale and hearty in fine fettle hefty acclimatised acclimatized well fresh in rude health fighting fit in good health indefatigable physically fit in good shape in good condition burly callous world-weary sinewy active big reinforced hard-edged hard-handed packed flexed rock hard puissant in fine feather well-made well-founded lacking sentiment unmoved unaffected untouched immune puncture-proof as tough as old boots toughened by experience as hard as nails unswayable unreceptive proof unattackable unassailable tensed biased unfeeling impassive unapproachable inaccessible stretched strained stressed preconceived murky unpiercable embedded leathery extended worried wired nervous anxious edgy tightly packed cohesive molded conditioned moulded fortress-like withstanding wedged welded unfluctuating bombproof on edge tightly drawn strung out mounted bolted lodged soldered stuck screwed made to last tough as nails

Adjective

Using or given to extortion
extortionate exacting severe grasping harsh rapacious avaricious bloodsucking greedy hard oppressive usurious predatory blood-sucking grabby money-grubbing corrupt acquisitive covetous mercenary mean miserly materialistic coveting avid moneygrubbing close cheap close-fisted grudging chintzy selfish insatiable venal penny-pinching stingy voracious frugal hard-fisted costive narrow near chary churlish illiberal curmudgeonly ignoble economical ironfisted grabbing scrimping tightfisted cheese-paring money-oriented hoarding parsimonious forehanded tight snoep tight-fisted money-grabbing possessive ravenous marauding plundering preying desirous prehensile hungry itchy penurious extorting wolfish murderous furious ferocious savage ravening on the make ungenerous mingy sparing stinting uncharitable Scrooge-like closefisted pinchpenny spare pinching thrifty saving gluttonous pennywise edacious hoggish skinflinty craving cheeseparing devouring Mammonish Mammonistic miserable esurient petty eager ungiving worldly sordid skimping swinish cheapskate skinflint prudent beggarly guzzling carnivorous gormandizing gobbling gulping gross piggish tightwad piggy omnivorous economizing economising quaestuary pleonectic puritanical ascetic provident prodigious unquenchable careful uncontrolled meagre abstemious meager unwasteful cautious pennypinching skimpy unappeasable starving empty starved gorging dog-hungry sating wary money-conscious insatiate starved to death bribable demanding pinchfisted cupidinous tight-wad masochistic unprincipled unethical unscrupulous gold-digging scanty dirty filthy scrimpy rude crude scrounging derisory abject squalid brutish unclean money motivated stewardly boorish cost-conscious enthusiastic compulsive uncontrollable keen money hungry insatiat self-indulgent intemperate gutsy gannet-like very hungry canny austere sensible spartan abstinent monastic monkish self-denying nunlike non-indulgent self-disciplined consumerist penny-wise capitalistic preserving conserving meticulous discreet bourgeois temporal object-oriented mundane profane sensual earthy terrestrial carnal earthly-minded material unspiritual yuppie money-orientated secular banausic

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Elegant and cultured in appearance, manner, or taste
refined cultured polished civilised civilized cultivated elegant civil courtly genteel sophisticated gentlemanly gracious polite tasteful urbane precise couth discerning stylish accomplished accurate advanced airy classy close dainty developed evolved exquisite forward graceful handsome high higher improved ladylike late majestic mathematical pinpoint progressive sensitive spot-on stately discriminating fastidious punctilious sublime well-bred well-mannered courteous distinguished aesthetic esthetic experienced high-brow high-minded plush posh restrained ritzy snazzy spiffy suave superior swanky well bred well mannered fine mannerly decorous dignified proper respectable gallant chivalrous decent formal seemly correct exact debonair nice delicate charming respectful affable smooth well-behaved befitting hairline gentle noble becoming considerate cool educated obliging worldly aristocratic honourable worldly-wise de rigueur honorable smart diplomatic strict fitting fit cosmopolitan tactful svelte chic conventional meticulous beautiful careful enlightened ceremonious attractive self-possessed fashionable suitable prim cordial highbrow comely well behaved pleasant sedate genial grand right moral unctuous poised snobbish conforming modest media-savvy dashing harmonious glib accommodating comme il faut slick knowing pleasing mature appropriate proud lofty scrupulous swish swank elitist distingué politic liberal unerring upright ostentatious particular kind in good taste composed orthodox done persnickety good pure attentive trim august opulent sumptuous luxurious scientific thoughtful lovely affected snooty imposing well-born artificial rich stuffy reputable pretentious prudish priggish prissy studied discreet erudite silky chaste bland demure balanced artistic magnificent fancy intelligent unprovincial smooth-tongued impeccable royal staid ceremonial upmarket plushy humane classical tolerant metropolitan sharp ingratiating aesthete virtuous streetwise expensive conscientious standard uptown trained reserved la-di-da precious methodical highbrowed fancy-pants apt venerable accepted silver-tongued oily complaisant deep esthete approved well travelled benevolent painstaking meet magnanimous worldly wise lordly traditional aesthetically pleasing starchy charitable high-class soft-spoken inch-perfect on fleek great well brought up overnice fussy finicky been around haughty womanly gentlemanlike discriminative appealing smooth-talking finished good mannered industrialized critical agreeable privileged cavalier aloof well-brought-up soft sociable fulsome adulatory complimentary high-bred highbred flattering preux wellmannered amicable apposite streamlined well-educated well informed well read learned with good taste deferential well brought-up tasty literate seasonable highborn blue-blooded patrician good-mannered friendly hospitable pukka presentable au fait prudent aerodynamic flowing persuasive taught upper-crust gorgeous luxury palatial deluxe honeyed sweet mellifluous knowledgeable symmetrical simple rigid calculated measured smarmy together jet-set citified blasé highly-developed industrialised initiated well-spoken glittering costly splendid facile collected well spoken faithful mondaine customary usual understated austere plain sleek world-weary possessed unruffled wise solemn seasoned aware stilted kosher OK stiff stiff-necked literal thorough equable coolheaded snobby high-hat toffee-nosed lush potty glitzy snotty lavishly appointed lavish glamorous grandiose exalted decorative broad-minded acceptable unprejudiced okay sure true old with experience matured well-proportioned Augustan self-composed raised upscale exclusive kingly confident self-assured diligent verbatim pretty ornamental straight puritanical well-travelled precision exhaustive detailed select in tony trendy dicty modish mod imperial serious portly imperious regal impressive eminent ornate ornamented elaborate overdone palatian choice Lucullan reared right stuff creative pedantic finical nitpicking studious pernickety perfectionist dapper spruce quiet unobtrusive splendiferous unaffected gratifying subdued planetary similar catholic lifelike definite gregarious public ecumenical sombre magisterial respected highfalutin' somber grave nifty in line strait-laced having been around been there old hand in the know religious fly snappy moving emotional imaginative expressive pompous confined intolerant patronizing patronising hollow straitlaced condescending lethal deadly effective on target well aimed by the numbers by the book trig well groomed well dressed a la mode in vogue high-toned resembling hair-splitting ultra-careful just so self-respecting subtle spot on on the mark bang on casual nonchalant detached buoyant well-groomed well turned out cheerful jaunty happy sprightly honest worthy righteous word for word ethical principled generous upstanding musical pictorial ideal rhythmical stimulating dramatic picturesque just beneficent produced contrived uncorrupted elevated redoubtable natural illustrious outstanding brave greathearted bounteous unselfish effete over-refined alembicated twee mannered chichi extraordinary benign remarkable meritorious sympathetic bred brought up stand-up great-hearted noble-minded self-sacrificing anti-corruption stagy overrefined poncey flowery showy artful choosy self-conscious chi-chi fragile

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Characterized by severe self-discipline and abstention from all forms of indulgence
ascetic abstemious abstinent frugal austere celibate severe spartan monastic monkish puritanical anchoritic chaste cloistered continent eremitic hermitic nunlike reclusive solitary Spartan stern strict abstaining ascetical disciplined harsh monklike mortified self-abnegating other-worldly self-denying non-indulgent self-disciplined hair-shirt stringent meager meagre temperate moderate sober abstentious restrained simple self-restrained withdrawn teetotal economical secluded hermit-like sequestered sparing cheap hermetic self-controlled rigid controlled self-restraining inhibited moderating scant scanty plain insufficient skimpy paltry dry forbearing inexpensive retiring isolated modest bridled curbed contemplative exacting fuel-saving fuel-efficient energy-efficient energy-saving nonindulgent solemn cenobitic conventual quiet introverted unsociable antisocial seclusive misanthropic recluse single refraining straightlaced forgoing self-possessed eschewing constrained abnegating meditative monachal cloistral coenobitic secluse reserved lone eremitical standoffish virgin unmarried oblate self-sacrificing virginal strait-laced husbandless spouseless unwed wifeless pure shut away maiden intact nunnish maidenly thrifty virtuous provident saving careful prudent unwasteful canny parsimonious scrimping sensible cautious miserly penny-pinching forehanded ungenerous grasping close-fisted stingy tight cheese-paring tight-fisted economizing mingy cheeseparing penny-wise chary economising conserving meticulous discreet wary preserving tightwad

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Having or showing passion in the pursuit of a goal
fierce ambitious enterprising aggressive assertive determined driven earnest hungry resolute ardent bold committed competitive eager indefatigable keen motivated steadfast unwavering active aspiring assiduous avid confident desirous diligent dogged dynamic enthusiastic intent relentless ruthless spirited tenacious thirsty tireless uncompromising unfaltering unflagging unremitting unshakeable untiring unyielding zealous cutthroat decisive energetic feisty ferocious obdurate obstinate persistent pertinacious purposeful rigid sedulous staunch steady sustained undeviating unflinching vigorous assured bloodthirsty forceful industrious inspired militant pioneering progressive pushy stringent stubborn unabated unrelenting brutal bullheaded defiant gladiatorial scrappy warlike hard-driving self-asserting self-assertive single-minded strong-willed can-do cut-throat go-getting self-assured self-confident self-driven self-willed get up and go goal-oriented gung ho self-possessed self-seeking full-blooded hang-tough high-pressure self-starting eager beaver fiercely competitive high-reaching in-your-face iron-willed bound and determined having killer instinct intensely competitive power-hungry power-loving dog-eat-dog go for broke stop at nothing strenuous vehement potent intense forcible powerful mettlesome fervent intensive muscular violent passionate fiery emphatic uncontrolled unrestrained taxing hard blunt tough unbridled resounding arduous hard-hitting wild punchy exhausting brisk all-out pulling no punches strong insistent firm fanatical dedicated bossy domineering unbending resolved steely audacious commanding bullish strong-minded authoritative dominant demanding forward persevering overbearing undaunted gutsy sure striving pushing obsessed plucky thrusting pushful imperious go-ahead compelling positive impassioned bent upon fervid persuasive devoted fixed wholehearted unshakable perfervid hot unshaken burning hopeful high-powered decided gritty hearty bent stalwart zestful obsessive possessed adventurous indomitable unhesitating carnivorous keen as mustard certain dead set like a ball of fire hell-bent on the make two-fisted full of determination desiring success immodest hardline influential convincing robust stout effective brassy resilient dogmatic assaultive rabid absolute believing in oneself sincere devout hard-nosed upwardly mobile combative compelled consumed imposing not backward in coming forward self-respecting controlling emulous contentious loyal sagacious set unbendable immovable brash bludgeoning vying galvanized adamant serious monomaniacal impelled itchy ripe zealotic extreme antsy fired frenetic fanatic fireball afire gung-ho wild-eyed fearless irrepressible faithful courageous hardy brave importunate coercive daring collected composed fixated compulsive obsessional induced competing driving bumptious loud obnoxious presumptuous officious obtrusive independent perceptive heroic take charge mean poised intrepid pressurizing impulsive guided besetting pushed steered galvanised warring opposing antagonistic oppositional offensive inflexible pressured stressful difficult forthright provocative outspoken shocking direct firm in spirit tough-minded ironclad animated resourceful stout-hearted arrogant unswerving pressurising coming on strong spoiling for a fight on the warpath ready for action cocksure overconfident self-reliant urged on athirst cocky cool-headed excited willing full-on not taking no for an answer hardened raring crazy strident sharp-elbowed nervy loudmouthed voracious longing conscientious enthused warmblooded full of oneself sturdy ebullient solicitous iron lusty yearning lively craving grim bitter stony unquenchable furious granite desiring interested mad keen bright-eyed and bushy-tailed

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Displaying logic and common sense
good logical practical rational sensible analytic analytical cerebral certain circumspect collected commonsense credible deductive discerning enlightened faultless infallible intellectual intelligent justifiable objective perspicacious philosophic plausible ratiocinative realistic reasonable reasoned reasoning reflective sagacious sound synthetic thinking thoughtful trustable unquestionable veracious veridical cogent coherent colorable commonsensible commonsensical confirmed corroborated errorless hard impeccable inerrant informed knowing levelheaded meticulous proven secure shrewd sincere substantiated sure truthful validated verified accurate calculable careful certified cognitive defendable defensible definite empiric empirical exact explicit judicious maintainable open precise prudent sharp stringent supportable sustainable tenable well-advised well-reasoned well-grounded clear-cut letter-perfect spot-on well-thought-out dead-on on-target valid solid well-founded justified sober just firm wise consequent well reasoned sage astute lucid reliable together well thought out insightful clear perceptive clever systematic politic sapient consistent methodical pragmatic organized well-informed grounded organised well organized level-headed matter-of-fact well advised cool well grounded learned knowledgeable educated dependable acceptable feasible canny savvy articulate viable orderly percipient balanced profound responsible plain understandable down-to-earth advisable sane joined-up far-sighted no-nonsense full of common sense all there hard-headed factual congruent comprehensible intelligible well informed relevant supported dispassionate meaningful unemotional straightforward prosaic trustworthy showing great knowledge with great knowledge identified cold unimpassioned deliberated fair regulated equitable unidealistic honest intuitive straight deliberate ordered thorough well-organized mathematical straight-thinking scientific decent erudite well considered strategic tactful smart experienced impartial believable legitimate clear-sighted clear-eyed common-sense with both one's feet on the ground cogitative contemplative desirable trusty moderate restrained conservative controlled temperate unprejudiced argute scholarly foresighted tactical unexcessive right admissible making sense unbiased standing to reason legit unextreme convincing well-expressed considered well-presented thought-out fair-minded open to reason evenhanded in one's right mind based on good sense weighty authoritative well presented well expressed well-structured well judged telling satisfactory satisfying full of insight recognized flawless watertight correct recognised established orthodox accepted true unassailable thought through right-thinking well founded right-minded holding water holding up standing up holding up in wash got it together discriminating discreet serious-minded mature attentive conversant au courant steady-going having all one's marbles in right mind

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Easily offended or shocked, especially by sexual matters
prudish prim puritanical Victorian formal niminy-piminy old-maidish priggish prissy schoolmarmish starchy strait-laced stuffy moralistic puritan bluenosed demure goody-goody governessy mimsy narrow-minded nice-nelly old-maid overmodest overnice proper schoolmistressy squeamish straightlaced straitlaced affected artificial austere bigoted conventional fastidious finicky genteel Grundyish illiberal mincing narrow offish overexact precise pretentious rigid scrupulous severe simpering square stern stiff stilted uptight prim and proper nice strict fussy smug conservative moral fuddy-duddy punctilious pompous stick-in-the-mud particular tight-laced pernickety Pecksniffian straight staid respectable polite old-fashioned decorous correct refined self-righteous precious of the old school sententious sanctimonious shockable censorious sedate upright holier-than-thou overparticular po-faced pedantic self-satisfied choosy honourable honorable ceremonious delicate square-toed conforming seemly meticulous dignified nit-picking snobbish gentlemanly sober mannerly decent courteous befitting ladylike fogeyish goody-two-shoes virtuous reserved well-mannered de rigueur ascetic overscrupulous forbidding pietistic pious fanatical disapproving hair-shirt spartan timid prude Pharisaic abstemious abstinent timorous niggly hypocritical complacent vain pi epicene straight-laced god-fearing unctuous PC overcautious blue-nose cleanly good dapper stickling ceremonial spic-and-span spruce wooden stodgy conscientious principled becoming politically correct goody two-shoes namby-pamby mannered starched solemn old-womanish upstanding high-minded fit right stiff-necked suitable modest fitting righteous ethical right-minded orthodox done impersonal deadly musty conformist in line comme il faut by the book meet comely by the numbers humourless fusty old-fogeyish foetid self-important hot bloated warm fetid arrogant smoky supercilious humorless as dry as dust smelly magisterial important puffy 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compatible in good taste thorough accurate congruous respected done thing diligent lofty superior ordinary attentive imperial traditionalist impressive affable highbrow composed proud well behaved studious debonair obliging doctrinal detailed mathematical methodical deferential serious grand magnificent ultra-careful imperious portly button-down diplomatic hair-splitting bien pensant straight arrow just so educated circumspect OK protocol in order charming valid impeccable finished magnanimous ritual handsome womanly prudent deliberate measured felicitous applicable fitted royal developed suited politic cavalier close exhaustive tip-top top-notch pretty adulatory complimentary high-bred highbred flattering preux studied pinpoint judicious welcome happy well-respected high-class well-placed upper-class grandiose hairline congenial consonant timely consistent pleasing fair forced honest de règle spot-on slow-moving reputable admirable the done thing in keeping laboured unnatural strained 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Sturdy and stable in nature
sound stable sturdy strong whole intact solid substantial able-bodied bombproof bouncing durable fast firm fit hale healthy hearty robust stalwart stout undamaged unimpaired well well-conditioned wholesome flawless hard normal perfect safe sane unblemished undecayed unhurt vibrant vigorous vital well built well constructed well-constructed wide-ranging alive and kicking hanging together holding together in the pink right as rain up to snuff hardy in good health in good shape fine fighting fit tough in fine fettle lusty muscular fit as a fiddle powerful hale and hearty strapping rugged in good trim energetic athletic flourishing in good condition active in tip-top condition in shape husky as fit as a fiddle all right blooming unharmed buff uninjured forceful thriving as fit as a flea brawny OK lively burly fresh unscathed staunch virile full of life bursting with health potent shredded trim physically fit able in trim good in rude health mighty hefty beefy jacked spirited dynamic ripped red-blooded capable fit as a flea indefatigable untouched safe and sound in one piece as strong as an ox right unscratched sinewy okay aerobicized powerfully built stark peppy in good kilter in good physical shape in excellent shape strong as an ox secure sprightly strenuous sound in body and limb perky in fine feather chipper intense well-built alive and well driving forcible tenacious feisty enduring out of danger unflagging up to par full of vim bright-eyed and bushy-tailed in top form full of beans unscarred unbroken alright valiant Herculean restored thickset intrepid well made bold hunky iron healthful animated solidly built thewy powerhouse hunky-dory sparkling in good physical condition flush vivacious in good form solid as a rock gingery hardened inured toughened effervescent enthusiastic abled high-spirited spry zippy zestful glowing vehement tireless bouncy well-made bright-eyed bushy-tailed aggressive stouthearted jaunty dashing resounding emphatic resistant out of the woods out of the wood spunky brisk spanking snappy resilient without a scratch enterprising effective hard-hitting full-blooded ball of fire as right as rain young shellproof unwounded operational unhindered working unaffected proper A1 stocky rosy-cheeked nondisabled safeguarded O.K. unthreatened up to scratch in peak condition green influential together luxuriantly the picture of health brick-wall meaty chunky as right as a trivet important not disabled heavy protected slim muscled toned free significant cast-iron hard-bitten bulky decisive strong-arm hulking stiff very well toned up out of harm's way free from danger not hurt irrepressible acclimatised acclimatized seasoned built to last masculine male chivalrous manly swashbuckling all-male gallant resolute gritty big reinforced fixed steady unyielding plucky headstrong daring fearless brave heroic lionhearted stout-hearted manlike courageous valorous puissant better hard as nails heavy-duty well-founded rolling with punches quick to recover difficult to keep down quick to bounce back macho muscly healthier recovered refreshed rehabilitated ok healed complete mended cured man-size mannish studly fecund man-sized fertile butch laddish invigorated uncompromising thoroughgoing thorough playful reproductive sexually potent procreative generative strong as an lion buoyant strong as an horse fitter rude upbeat go-getting committed violent assertive wholehearted total sweeping full unrestrained wick fine and dandy persuasive take-over steamroller exuberant take-charge efficient hard-driving roaring rough raring to go all-embracing all out uncontrolled exhaustive unbridled exciting electrifying flamboyant full of energy alive zesty dazzling bustling fiery happening airy stirring impassioned zealous kinetic colorful passionate animate humming colourful buzzing vivid rousing out-and-out unmixed out and out pulling no punches hopping coruscating bubbly intensive stimulating busy astir abuzz determined industrious sparky as strong as a horse as strong as a ox storming ballsy punchy springy sensitive untiring vibrating breezy frisky pert racy radiant gutsy responsive pizazzy all-out mettlesome abubble full of vim and vigour high-powered have-a-go full of the joys of spring go-go bright and breezy full of pep jazzy high-octane gay pushy full of get-up-and-go aboil full of spirit pizzazzy quick nimble peart chirpy keen bright zingy ebullient alert eager unwearied cheerful agile jumping frolicsome sharp sunny merry joyful hyper zappy go-ahead cheery effectual persevering rapid swift inexhaustible weariless ambitious steadfast happy light-hearted blithe sportive dogged excited on the go ardent manful unwearying audacious speedy as merry as a grig indomitable jolly frolic gamesome crank moving incessant persistent surviving unremitting unfaltering unswerving unfailing creative around in high spirits adventurous grind pushing unwavering striking smart mesomorphic elated peppery driven bubbling undaunted scintillating gladsome ingenious diligent imaginative sparkly going strong inventive blithesome hasty sporty swinging still with us resourceful hurried lithe dauntless doughty of good cheer broad-shouldered innovative two-fisted unflinching exhilarated pertinacious euphoric lightsome unshakeable assiduous unrelenting compelling jubilant hard-working energized beefcake hunk nippy authoritative carefree boisterous exultant clever gifted live rested existing vitalized well muscled revived relaxed fleet lion-hearted happy-go-lucky smiley fast-moving rocking dexterous productive operative existent self-starting ready mobile energised loud brash awake living full of fun growing original like new dextrous unceasing lightning blistering galloping breakneck alacritous as lively as a grig physical entrepreneurial dramatic heated progressive up-and-coming self-motivated fleet-footed patient piquant pungent game occupied positive continuing talented impressive hot avid herculean witty muscle-bound quick-witted well-developed stud jock telling convincing cogent activated breathing greathearted gutty heroical poignant tart tangy operating breathless undauntable new gumptious eventful functional rattling venturesome sedulous jovial bruising hulky entertaining in-your-face functioning tiger barnstorming deft well-knit light successful controlling sentient adroit brilliant noble perceptive glad well knit organic coming on strong confident biological gleeful mirthful quick-thinking efficacious joyous subsisting on the move abiding mercurial wonderful exceptional among the living having life competent in the land of the living quick on the trigger quick on the draw self-directed uncomplaining long-suffering strident stentorian unused rosy undimmed stimulated verdant relieved clear florid ruddy unfaded fair dewy creamy unwithered fun-loving expressive Ramboesque very healthy pioneering unstinting sturdily built interesting full-bodied built high-energy liberal modern disruptive advanced forward-looking in perfect health bounding spicy ambulatory enlightened forward-thinking gorillalike portly tumultuous fleshy steely enlivened formidable full of the joy of living incisive fairylike grooving resolved mettled rising deedful jockstrap colt stately he-man self-reliant dignified savory humorous savoury sexy upright burning hilarious enthralling gripping suspenseful thrilling rhapsodical willful unruly relentless avant-garde fast-track fervid unbending exhilarating heady biting full of zip constant eloquent revitalized reinvigorated turnt peaches-and-cream incarnate bursting with good health stubborn demoniac motive dynamical locomotive kinematic motile electric magnetic upstanding rich tasty distinctive feeling one's oats as game as Ned Kelly irresistible graphic great bubbling over inspired practical salty revivified rejuvenated renewed engaged well-proportioned lighthearted corporeal bodily rock-ribbed full of determination unafraid never-tiring authoritarian dominant supreme weighty ruling commanding gusty devoted dedicated nifty accelerated cracking expeditious express warm charged revitalised reenergized current excellent magnificent outstanding marvellous whopping marvelous remarkable employed fast and furious deviceful sprouting burgeoning expanding augmenting amplifying budding wiry ropy musclebound swole stringy in the flesh unsinkable single-minded remorseless hell-bent ironclad inexorable painstaking plugging unstinted undeterred fireball continued plodding contemporary running persisting present ongoing howling laborious succinct terse pithy as strong as a lion fervent fruitful inspirited strengthened fortified pepped up freshened reanimated motivated perked up highly capable in control remaining supple pumped up charismatic activating highpowered energising energizing hyped-up go-getter vitalizing cock-a-hoop prolific extant going limber light-footed graceful nose to grindstone stop at nothing dead set on bound and determined handy occupational serviceable in the saddle hairy honorable ape boyish caveman adult honourable stallion unfatigued fresh as a daisy like a new person untired quickened overjoyed beaming laughing smiling grinning still going strong eager beaver practicable utile in good spirits thrilled acrobatic willowy action-packed play hard ball play for keeps genial untroubled unworried good-humoured delighted good-humored blissful quick-moving lissom featly light-foot lissome gracile nimble-footed feline lithesome like a new man utilitarian well-oiled viral tied-up twinkle-toed gratified optimistic contented content hopeful in full swing busy as a bee in existence developing ticking in use clear-headed spright winged prompt easy-moving whirlwind splitting rapid-fire urgent flying dizzy beside oneself with joy jocund pleased wrapped festive on cloud nine thankful satisfied on cloud seven tickled ecstatic chuffed venturous free-swinging nervy emboldened adventuresome nerved intelligent heartening 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