AskDefine | Define frigid

Dictionary Definition

frigid adj
1 sexually unresponsive; "was cold to his advances"; "a frigid woman" [syn: cold]
2 extremely cold; "an arctic climate"; "a frigid day"; "gelid waters of the North Atlantic"; "glacial winds"; "icy hands"; "polar weather" [syn: arctic, gelid, glacial, icy, polar]
3 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" [syn: frosty, frozen, glacial, icy, wintry]

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From Latin frigidus




  1. Very cold; lacking warmth; icy.
  2. Chilly in manner; lacking affection or zeal; impassive.
  3. Sexually unresponsive, especially of a woman.


very cold
Chilly in manner; lacking affection or zeal; impassive
Sexually unresponsive, especially of a woman


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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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