Frigid Definition

Extremely cold; without heat or warmth.
Webster's New World
Lacking warmth of feeling.
American Heritage
Without warmth of feeling or manner; stiff and formal.
Webster's New World
Showing little or no enthusiasm.
Scientists gave the new theory a frigid reception.
American Heritage
Habitually failing to become sexually aroused, or abnormally repelled by sexual activity.
Webster's New World

Origin of Frigid

  • From Latin frīgidus (“cold”), from frīgeō (“I am cold”), from frigus (“cold, coldness”), from Proto-Indo-European *sriges-, *sriHges-.

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin frīgidus cold from frīgus the cold

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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