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frig·id

 (frĭj′ĭd)
adj.
1. Extremely cold. See Synonyms at cold.
2. Lacking warmth of feeling.
3. Stiff and formal in manner: a frigid refusal to a request.
4. Showing little or no enthusiasm: Scientists gave the new theory a frigid reception.
5. Often Offensive Lacking sexual desire or unwilling to engage in sexual activity. Used especially of women.

[Latin frīgidus, cold, from frīgus, the cold.]

fri·gid′i·ty (frĭ-jĭd′ĭ-tē), frig′id·ness n.
frig′id·ly adv.

frigid

(ˈfrɪdʒɪd)
adj
1. formal or stiff in behaviour or temperament; lacking in affection or warmth
2. (esp of a woman)
a. lacking sexual responsiveness
b. averse to sexual intercourse or unable to achieve orgasm during intercourse
3. characterized by physical coldness: a frigid zone.
[C15: from Latin frigidus cold, from frīgēre to be cold, freeze; related to Latin frīgus frost]
friˈgidity, ˈfrigidness n
ˈfrigidly adv

frig•id

(ˈfrɪdʒ ɪd)

adj.
1. very cold in temperature: a frigid climate.
2.
a. without warmth of feeling; without ardor or enthusiasm: a frigid reaction to the proposed law.
b. stiff or formal: a polite but frigid welcome.
3. (of a woman)
a. unable to experience an orgasm or sexual excitement during sexual intercourse.
b. unresponsive to sexual advances or stimuli.
[1590–1600; < Latin frīgidus]
fri•gid′i•ty, n.
frig′id•ness, n.
frig′id•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.frigid - sexually unresponsive; "was cold to his advances"; "a frigid woman"
unloving - not giving or reciprocating affection
2.frigid - extremely cold; "an arctic climate"; "a frigid day"; "gelid waters of the North Atlantic"; "glacial winds"; "icy hands"; "polar weather"
cold - having a low or inadequate temperature or feeling a sensation of coldness or having been made cold by e.g. ice or refrigeration; "a cold climate"; "a cold room"; "dinner has gotten cold"; "cold fingers"; "if you are cold, turn up the heat"; "a cold beer"
3.frigid - devoid of warmth and cordiality; expressive of unfriendliness or disdain; "a frigid greeting"; "got a frosty reception"; "a frozen look on their faces"; "a glacial handshake"; "icy stare"; "wintry smile"
cold - extended meanings; especially of psychological coldness; without human warmth or emotion; "a cold unfriendly nod"; "a cold and unaffectionate person"; "a cold impersonal manner"; "cold logic"; "the concert left me cold"

frigid

adjective
1. freezing, cold, frozen, icy, chill, arctic, Siberian, frosty, cool, glacial, wintry, gelid, frost-bound, hyperboreal The water was too frigid to allow him to remain submerged.
freezing hot, warm, stifling, sweltering
2. sexually unresponsive, cold, distant, unfeeling, passionless, undemonstrative My husband says I am frigid.

frigid

adjective
1. Very cold:
Archaic: frore.
Idiom: bitter cold.
2. Lacking all friendliness and warmth:
3. Deficient in or lacking sexual desire:
Translations
بارد الشُّعورمُتَجَمِّد
chladnýledový
bidende koldkøliguvenlig
kuldalegurmjög kaldur
frigidiškumasļšalo
aukstsbezkaislīgsdzedrsledainspolārs
frigidný

frigid

[ˈfrɪdʒɪd] ADJ
1. (sexually) → frígido
2. (= unfriendly) [atmosphere, look etc] → frío, glacial

frigid

[ˈfrɪdʒɪd] adj [woman] → frigide

frigid

adj
(sexually) → frigide
(form: = cold) place, air, night, weathereiskalt; temperature, silence, stareeisig; atmosphere, manner, smilefrostig

frigid

[ˈfrɪdʒɪd] adj (atmosphere, look) → glaciale (Psych) → frigido/a

frigid

(ˈfridʒid) adjective
1. cold and unemotional. He behaves in a frigid manner.
2. frozen. the frigid zones of the world (= the Arctic and Antarctic).
ˈfrigidly adverb
friˈgidity noun

frig·id

a. frígido-a.

frigid

adj (ant) con deseo sexual disminuido (dicho de una mujer), frígida (ant)
References in classic literature ?
This savage was the only person present who seemed to notice my entrance; because he was the only one who could not read, and, therefore, was not reading those frigid inscriptions on the wall.
Her husband looked at her as if surprised to notice that someone besides Pierre and himself was in the room, and addressed her in a tone of frigid politeness.
My knowledge of the efforts that had been made by countless expeditions to explore that unknown land bade me to caution, for never had flier returned who had passed to any considerable distance beyond the mighty ice-barrier that fringes the southern hem of the frigid zone.
I impute it, though, to their naturally unctuous natures, being rendered still more unctuous by the nature of their vocation, and especially by their pursuing their game in those frigid Polar Seas, on the very coasts of that Esquimaux country where the convivial natives pledge each other in bumpers of train oil.
Sure, Killeny Boy, just like that-- oh, most polite, of course, just a kindly directin' of his steps where he'd never suffer from frigid extremities.
I was beginning to relent towards my wretched partner; to pity his forlorn, comfortless condition, unalleviated as it is by the consolations of intellectual resources and the answer of a good conscience towards God; and to think I ought to sacrifice my pride, and renew my efforts once again to make his home agreeable and lead him back to the path of virtue; not by false professions of love, and not by pretended remorse, but by mitigating my habitual coldness of manner, and commuting my frigid civility into kindness wherever an opportunity occurred; and not only was I beginning to think so, but I had already begun to act upon the thought - and what was the result?
He was at home again, incognito and rich; presently he could enter his father's house by means of the pass-key, which he had piously preserved through all his wanderings; he would throw down the borrowed money; there would be a reconciliation, the details of which he frequently arranged; and he saw himself, during the next month, made welcome in many stately houses at many frigid dinner-parties, taking his share in the conversation with the freedom of the man and the traveller, and laying down the law upon finance with the authority of the successful investor.
Your Byron would have worshipped her, and you--you cold, frigid islander
he musingly observed to her, as he regarded the three figures tripping before him through the frigid pallor of opening day.
Some beefsteaks and half-cold potatoes were set before me; and while I dined upon these, she sat opposite, watching me (as I thought) and endeavouring to sustain something like a conversation--consisting chiefly of a succession of commonplace remarks, expressed with frigid formality: but this might be more my fault than hers, for I really could NOT converse.
Miss Sharp only folded her own hands with a very frigid smile and bow, and quite declined to accept the proffered honour; on which Semiramis tossed up her turban more indignantly than ever.
Dolly did not shrink away, but her face did not lose its frigid expression.