Definitions for frigidˈfrɪdʒ ɪd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

frig•idˈfrɪdʒ ɪd(adj.)

  1. very cold in temperature:

    a frigid climate.

    Category: Meteorology

  2. without warmth of feeling; without ardor or enthusiasm: stiff or formal:

    a frigid reaction to the proposed law.

    a polite but frigid welcome.

  3. (of a woman) unable to experience an orgasm or sexual excitement during sexual intercourse. unresponsive to sexual advances or stimuli.

    Category: Psychiatry

Origin of frigid:

1590–1600; < L frīgidus


Princeton's WordNet

  1. cold, frigid(adj)

    sexually unresponsive

    "was cold to his advances"; "a frigid woman"

  2. arctic, frigid, gelid, glacial, icy, polar(adj)

    extremely cold

    "an arctic climate"; "a frigid day"; "gelid waters of the North Atlantic"; "glacial winds"; "icy hands"; "polar weather"

  3. frigid, frosty, frozen, glacial, icy, wintry(adj)

    devoid of warmth and cordiality; expressive of unfriendliness or disdain

    "a frigid greeting"; "got a frosty reception"; "a frozen look on their faces"; "a glacial handshake"; "icy stare"; "wintry smile"


  1. frigid(Adjective)

    Very cold; lacking warmth; icy.

  2. frigid(Adjective)

    Chilly in manner; lacking affection or zeal; impassive.

  3. frigid(Adjective)

    Sexually unresponsive, especially of a woman.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Frigid(adj)

    cold; wanting heat or warmth; of low temperature; as, a frigid climate

  2. Frigid(adj)

    wanting warmth, fervor, ardor, fire, vivacity, etc.; unfeeling; forbidding in manner; dull and unanimated; stiff and formal; as, a frigid constitution; a frigid style; a frigid look or manner; frigid obedience or service

  3. Frigid(adj)

    wanting natural heat or vigor sufficient to excite the generative power; impotent

Translations for frigid

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


cold and unemotional

He behaves in a frigid manner.

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