Definition of frigid
1a : intensely cold <frigid water>b : lacking warmth or ardor : indifferent <had an emotionally frigid father>
2 : lacking imaginative qualities : insipid <writing precise and frigid poetry>
3a : abnormally averse to sexual intercourse —used especially of womenb of a female : unable to achieve orgasm during sexual intercourse
Examples of frigid in a sentence
The frigid gusts of wind stung their faces.
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
FRIGID Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of frigid for English Language Learners
: very cold
: not friendly or loving : lacking emotional warmth
of a woman : not wanting to have sex : not enjoying sex
FRIGID Defined for Kids
Definition of frigid for Students
1 : freezing cold <… he breathed again, feeling the sharp intake of frigid air. — Lois Lowry, The Giver>
2 : not friendly <a frigid stare>
Medical Definition of frigid
1: lacking sexual desire : abnormally averse to sexual intercourse—used especially of women
2of a female : unable to achieve orgasm during sexual intercourse
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