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Meaning of FRIGID

Pronunciation:  'frijid

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  extremely cold; "an arctic climate"; "let's get inside; I'm freezing"; "a frigid day"; "gelid waters of the North Atlantic"; "glacial winds"; "icy hands"; "polar weather"
  2. [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"
  3. [adj]  sexually unresponsive; "was cold to his advances"; "a frigid woman"
 

FRIGID is a 6 letter word that starts with F.

 

 Synonyms: arctic, cold, freezing, frosty, frozen, gelid, glacial, icy, polar, unloving, wintry
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Frig"id\, a. [L. frigidus, fr. frigere to be cold; prob.
akin to Gr. ? to shudder, or perh. to ? cold. Cf. {Frill}.]
1. Cold; wanting heat or warmth; of low temperature; as, a
   frigid climate.

2. 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. Wanting natural heat or vigor sufficient to excite the
   generative power; impotent. --Johnson.

{Frigid zone}, that part of the earth which lies between
   either polar circle and its pole. It extends 23? 28? from
   the pole. See the Note under {Arctic}.

 
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