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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:
Adv.1.frigidly - without warmth or enthusiasm; "`Come in if you have to,' he said frostily"
bidende koldtkøligt


[ˈfrɪdʒɪdlɪ] adv (see n) → freddamente, frigidamente


(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
References in classic literature ?
Certainly that is most in accord with your own principles," replied Milady, frigidly.
A laugh frigidly jeering; a look lazily mutinous; gentlemanlike irony, patrician resentment.
He scanned their faces an instant for traces of the scene that had followed his separation from them, but the marquise seemed neither more nor less frigidly grand than usual, and Valentin was kissing ladies' hands with at least his habitual air of self-abandonment to the act.
Ere her limbs frigidly Stiffen too rigidly, Decently, -- kindly, -- Smooth and compose them; And her eyes, close them, Staring so blindly!
You might wait for an invitation," I retorted frigidly.