Definition of frigid in English:

frigid

Line breaks: fri¦gid
Pronunciation: /ˈfrɪdʒɪd
 
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adjective

Derivatives

frigidity

Pronunciation: /-ˈdʒɪdɪti/
noun
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  • What was more, I was determined to defy the frigidity of my race, that ancient shameful legacy of inhibition.
  • People do not view some behaviors such as addiction, violence, depression, and sexual frigidity as psychological problems.
  • His hotel room was on the 17th floor; in the painting he conveys the feeling of the high rises and the frigidity of the weather.

frigidly

adverb
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  • ‘We are all gratified to see your health so much improved,’ Lady Alison said frigidly.
  • ‘Talk is damaging, Lady Readle,’ she refuted frigidly.
  • ‘I see,’ she replied frigidly, her movements stiff with hurt.

frigidness

noun
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  • And yet for all the general frigidness of the whole environment, I wasn't really feeling too cold.
  • The vibrant colors used accentuate the lushness of a forest, the frigidness atop high mountains, and the bleakness of a smoky factory.
  • Despite temperatures above the frigidness that we expect for early January, the sun still swings its lowly, fleeting winter arc.

Origin

late Middle English: from Latin frigidus, from frigere 'be cold', from frigus (noun) 'cold'.

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