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frigid

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adjective frig·id \ˈfri-jəd\

Simple Definition of frigid

  • : very cold

  • : not friendly or loving : lacking emotional warmth

  • of a woman : not wanting to have sex : not enjoying sex

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of frigid

  1. 1 a :  intensely cold b :  lacking warmth or ardor :  indifferent

  2. 2 :  lacking imaginative qualities :  insipid

  3. 3 a :  abnormally averse to sexual intercourse —used especially of women b of a female :  unable to achieve orgasm during sexual intercourse

frigidly

adverb

frigidness

noun

Examples of frigid in a sentence

  1. The frigid gusts of wind stung their faces.

  2. She was born into an emotionally frigid family.



Origin and Etymology of frigid

Latin frigidus, from frigēre to be cold; akin to Latin frigus frost, cold, Greek rhigos


First Known Use: 1619

Rhymes with frigid


FRIGID Defined for Kids

frigid

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adjective frig·id \ˈfri-jəd\

Definition of frigid for Students

  1. 1 :  freezing cold <… he breathed again, feeling the sharp intake of frigid air. — Lois Lowry, The Giver>

  2. 2 :  not friendly <a frigid stare>




Medical Dictionary

frigid

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adjective frig·id \ˈfrij-əd\

Medical Definition of frigid

  1. 1:  lacking sexual desire :  abnormally averse to sexual intercourse—used especially of women

  2. 2of a female :  unable to achieve orgasm during sexual intercourse




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