Definition of froideur in English:

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froideur

Pronunciation: /frwʌˈdəː/
/fʀwadœʀ/

noun

[mass noun]
Coolness or reserve between people.
Example sentences
  • The froideur of their sexual union is the crucible for an intense, devastating story of non - communication, unvoiced desires and pitiful vulnerability.
  • Quite what it has done to deserve this ministerial froideur is hard to explain, but the alienation is almost palpable and something must be done to change things.
  • Her reputation for froideur has dogged her for years, along with her earnestness on the topic of herself.

Origin

French, from froid 'cold'.

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