Frigid meaning

frĭj'ĭd
Without warmth of feeling or manner; stiff and formal.
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Very cold; lacking warmth; icy.
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Extremely cold; without heat or warmth.
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Habitually failing to become sexually aroused, or abnormally repelled by sexual activity.
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Lacking sexual desire or unwilling to engage in sexual activity. Used especially of women.
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Chilly in manner; lacking affection or zeal; impassive.
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(colloquial) Sexually unresponsive, especially of a woman.
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The definition of frigid is someone or something very cold or formal.

An example of frigid is an outdoor temperature of below freezing.

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Extremely cold.
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Lacking warmth of feeling.
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Stiff and formal in manner.

A frigid refusal to a request.

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Showing little or no enthusiasm.

Scientists gave the new theory a frigid reception.

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Origin of frigid

  • Latin frīgidus cold from frīgus the cold
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Latin frīgidus (“cold”), from frīgeō (“I am cold”), from frigus (“cold, coldness”), from Proto-Indo-European *sriges-, *sriHges-.
    From Wiktionary