• Frigid

    Pronunciation

    • enPR: frĭj'ĭd, IPA: /ˈfɹɪdʒɪd/
    • Rhymes: -ɪdʒɪd

    Origin

    From Latin frīgidus ("cold"), from frīgeō ("I am cold"), from frigus ("cold, coldness"), from Proto-Indo-European *sriges-, *sriHges-.

    Full definition of frigid

    Adjective

    frigid

    1. Very cold; lacking warmth; icy.
      • 2013-03, Nancy Langston, Mining the Boreal North, Reindeer are well suited to the taiga’s frigid winters. They can maintain a thermogradient between body core and the environment of up to 100 degrees, in part because of insulation provided by their fur, and in part because of counter-current vascular heat exchange systems in their legs and nasal passages.
    2. Chilly in manner; lacking affection or zeal; impassive.
    3. (colloquial) Sexually unresponsive, especially of a woman.

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