adjective frig·id \ˈfri-jəd\

: very cold

: not friendly or loving : lacking emotional warmth

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

Full Definition of FRIGID

a :  intensely cold
b :  lacking warmth or ardor :  indifferent
:  lacking imaginative qualities :  insipid
a :  abnormally averse to sexual intercourse —used especially of women
b of a female :  unable to achieve orgasm during sexual intercourse
frig·id·ly adverb
frig·id·ness noun

Examples of FRIGID

  1. The frigid gusts of wind stung their faces.
  2. She was born into an emotionally frigid family.

Origin of FRIGID

Latin frigidus, from frigēre to be cold; akin to Latin frigus frost, cold, Greek rhigos
First Known Use: 1619

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Rhymes with FRIGID

FRIGIDNESS Defined for Kids


adjective frig·id \ˈfri-jəd\

Definition of FRIGID for Kids

:  freezing cold <… he breathed again, feeling the sharp intake of frigid air. — Lois Lowry, The Giver>
:  not friendly <a frigid stare>
Medical Dictionary


adjective frig·id \ˈfrij-əd\

Medical Definition of FRIGID

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


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