frigidity


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.frigidity - sexual unresponsiveness (especially of women) and inability to achieve orgasm during intercourse
deadness, unresponsiveness - the quality of being unresponsive; not reacting; as a quality of people, it is marked by a failure to respond quickly or with emotion to people or events; "she began to recover from her numb unresponsiveness after the accident"; "in an instant all the deadness and withdrawal were wiped away"
2.frigidity - the absence of heat; "the coldness made our breath visible"; "come in out of the cold"; "cold is a vasoconstrictor"
pressor, vasoconstrictive, vasoconstrictor - any agent that causes a narrowing of an opening of a blood vessel: cold or stress or nicotine or epinephrine or norepinephrine or angiotensin or vasopressin or certain drugs; maintains or increases blood pressure
temperature - the degree of hotness or coldness of a body or environment (corresponding to its molecular activity)
chill, gelidity, iciness - coldness due to a cold environment
chilliness, coolness, nip - the property of being moderately cold; "the chilliness of early morning"
frostiness - coldness as evidenced by frost
cool - the quality of being at a refreshingly low temperature; "the cool of early morning"
3.frigidity - a lack of affection or enthusiasm; "a distressing coldness of tone and manner"
emotionlessness, unemotionality - absence of emotion
stone - a lack of feeling or expression or movement; "he must have a heart of stone"; "her face was as hard as stone"
lukewarmness, tepidness - lack of passion, force or animation

frigidity

noun
Translations
بُرود
chlad
frigiditet
frigiditás
kuldi, kaldlyndi
frigidita
duygusuzluk

frigidity

[frɪˈdʒɪdɪtɪ] N
1. (sexual) → frigidez f
2. (= unfriendliness) → frialdad f

frigidity

[frɪˈdʒɪdɪti] nfrigidité f

frigidity

n
(sexual) → Frigidität f
(form: = iciness) → eisige Kälte; (fig, of atmosphere, manner, smile) → Frostigkeit f

frigidity

[frɪˈdʒɪdɪtɪ] n (of manners, look) → freddezza; (sexual) → frigidità

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

fri·gid·i·ty

n. frígidez, frialdad, esp. de la mujer incapaz de responder a estímulos sexuales.

frigidity

n (ant) deseo sexual disminuido (en una mujer), frigidez f (ant)
References in classic literature ?
He spoke with the accent of New England, and there was about his demeanour a bloodless frigidity which made me ask myself why on earth he was busying himself with Charles Strickland.
Sometimes, indeed, we contrived to get ourselves asked to the houses of high and mighty entertainers, where we ate the finest French dishes and drank the oldest vintages, and fortified ourselves sensibly and snugly in that way against the frigidity of the company.
Clad for the warm atmosphere of the hothouse city of Kadabra, the sudden change to arctic frigidity was anything but pleasant; but the worst of it was that I knew I could not endure the bitter cold, almost naked as I was, and that I would perish before ever I could overtake Thurid and Dejah Thoris.
He welcomed her confidence as a sign of relaxation from the frigidity of her earlier demeanour.
They flung off that happy frigidity and insolence of demeanour which occasionally characterises the great at home, and appearing in numberless public places, condescended to mingle with the rest of the company whom they met there.
He was scarcely so tall as she was, and Penelope's attitude towards him was marked all the time with a certain frigidity.
Paleness and frigidity, however, were taken for beauties at the time, and the moral idea of the play, the eulogy of Cato's devotion to liberty in his opposition to Caesar, was very much in accord with the prevailing taste, or at least the prevailing affected taste.
Indeed, sir, you can't,' replied she, settling her countenance in still more iron frigidity than before.
And let not those whose eyes have been accustomed to the aristocratic gravity of Grosvenor Square and Hanover Square, the dowager barrenness and frigidity of Fitzroy Square, or the gravel walks and garden seats of the Squares of Russell and Euston, suppose that the affections of Tim Linkinwater, or the inferior lovers of this particular locality, had been awakened and kept alive by any refreshing associations with leaves, however dingy, or grass, however bare and thin.
When I remembered how far I had once been admitted to his confidence, I could hardly comprehend his present frigidity.
Walker's party took place on the evening of the third day, and, in spite of the frigidity of his last interview with the hostess, Winterbourne was among the guests.
The prospect of a relaxation of tensions over North Korea -- with US President Donald Trump accepting Kim Jong-un's suggestion of a summit to discuss denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula -- signals the melting of frigidity in an intensely polarized zone.