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Frigid



[frij-id] /ˈfrɪdʒ ɪd/

adjective
1.
very cold in temperature:
a frigid climate.
2.
without warmth of feeling; without ardor or enthusiasm:
a frigid reaction to the suggested law.
3.
stiff or formal:
a welcome that was polite but frigid.
4.

5.
unemotional or unimaginative; lacking passion, sympathy, or sensitivity:
a correct, but frigid presentation.
/ˈfrɪdʒɪd/
adjective
1.
formal or stiff in behaviour or temperament; lacking in affection or warmth
2.
(esp of a woman)

3.
characterized by physical coldness: a frigid zone
adj.

1620s, from Latin frigidus “cold, chill, cool,” figuratively “indifferent,” from stem of frigere “be cold;” related to frigus “cold, coldness, frost,” from PIE root *srig- “cold.”

The meaning “wanting in sexual heat” is attested from 1650s. Frigidaire as the proprietary name of a brand of self-contained automatically operated iceless refrigerator dates from 1919 (Frigidaire Corporation, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.).

frigid frig·id (frĭj’ĭd)
adj.

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