Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Coldness; want of heat.
  • noun Coldness of feeling, manner, or quality; want of ardor, animation, or vivacity in action or manifestation; chilliness; dullness.
  • noun Want of natural heat and vigor of body; impotency.

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

  • noun The condition or quality of being frigid; coldness; want of warmth.
  • noun Want of ardor, animation, vivacity, etc.; coldness of affection or of manner; dullness; stiffness and formality
  • noun Want of heat or vigor.

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

  • noun The state of being frigid; coldness; lack of heat.
  • noun Coldness of feeling, manner or quality; lack of ardor, animation or vivacity; chilliness; dullness.
  • noun Want of natural heat and vigor of body; impotency.

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

  • noun sexual unresponsiveness (especially of women) and inability to achieve orgasm during intercourse
  • noun the absence of heat
  • noun a lack of affection or enthusiasm

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Examples

  • According to the 2008 book Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex by Mary Roach, Marie first consulted Sigmund Freud for treatment of what she described as her frigidity, which was later described as a failure to have orgasms during missionary position intercourse.

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  • According to the 2008 book Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex by Mary Roach, Marie first consulted Sigmund Freud for treatment of what she described as her frigidity, which was later described as a failure to have orgasms during missionary position intercourse.

    Les téléclitoridiennes « Jahsonic

  • According to the 2008 book Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex by Mary Roach, Marie first consulted Sigmund Freud for treatment of what she described as her frigidity, which was later described as a failure to have orgasms during missionary position intercourse.

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  • Blaming Genes: From the "Our Genes are Our Destiny" department comes a London survey that claims frigidity is genetic:

    Archive 2005-06-01

  • Blaming Genes: From the "Our Genes are Our Destiny" department comes a London survey that claims frigidity is genetic:

    Medpundit

  • The word frigidity means coldness, and when a woman has no desire for sexual relations or experiences no pleasure when she has sexual relations, she is said to be frigid.

    Woman Her Sex and Love Life

  • Of the hot weather that you mention, we have [not] had in Derbyshire very much, and for myself I seldom feel heat, and suppose that my frigidity is the effect of my distemper; a supposition which naturally leads me to hope that a hotter climate may be useful.

    Life Of Johnson

  • In Couples, however, it is ultimately the community that rots under the weight of accumulated fornication: wives go to therapy to understand their unhappiness aka, "frigidity" and one ultimately work up the courage to leave her husband.

    Adultery Carnival: John Updike's Couples and the Sexual Revolution

  • In Couples, however, it is ultimately the community that rots under the weight of accumulated fornication: wives go to therapy to understand their unhappiness aka, "frigidity" and one ultimately work up the courage to leave her husband.

    Archive 2009-07-01

  • The mildness of the climate seemed to have a tendency to melt away that frigidity which is a characteristic of people of the north, and the residents of the island were as frank, free, and hospitable as if they had never been out of the tropics.

    Jack in the Forecastle or, Incidents in the Early Life of Hawser Martingale

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