Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Extremely cold. synonym: cold.
  • adjective Lacking warmth of feeling.
  • adjective Stiff and formal in manner.
  • adjective Showing little or no enthusiasm.
  • adjective Often Offensive Lacking sexual desire or unwilling to engage in sexual activity. Used especially of women.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Cold in temperature; wanting heat or warmth; icy; wintry: as, the frigid zone.
  • Cold in temperament or feeling; wanting warmth of affection or of zeal; chilly in manner; impassive.
  • Marked by or manifesting mental coldness; coldly formal or precise; lifeless; torpid; chilling; as, frigid devotions or services; frigid politeness or manners.
  • Wanting generative heat or vigor; impotent.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Cold; wanting heat or warmth; of low temperature.
  • adjective Wanting warmth, fervor, ardor, fire, vivacity, etc.; unfeeling; forbidding in manner; dull and unanimated; stiff and formal
  • adjective Wanting natural heat or vigor sufficient to excite the generative power; impotent.
  • adjective 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Very cold; lacking warmth; icy.
  • adjective Chilly in manner; lacking affection or zeal; impassive.
  • adjective colloquial Sexually unresponsive, especially of a woman.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective sexually unresponsive
  • adjective devoid of warmth and cordiality; expressive of unfriendliness or disdain
  • adjective extremely cold

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin frīgidus, cold, from frīgus, the cold.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

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