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  • n. The state of being frigid; frigidity; coldness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The state of being frigid; want of heat, vigor, or affection; coldness; dullness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being frigid; coldness; want of ardor or fervor; frigidity.

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

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


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  • I’ve often used this column to complain about men and their invented word of "frigidness," which is nothing more than proof of poor technique, while at the same time urged women to explore their own bodies so they can find out what feels good and later tell their partners the exact areas they need to have worked on.

    Sexlessness on the Rise | Impact Lab

  • The tracing back of Marnie's problems with men and sexual frigidness to a childhood trauma, besides being a lamentable cliché, is a remarkably shallow and surface-level application of psychology, especially for a director who in other ways, even in the same film, shows a tremendous understanding of psychological nuance.

    1/29: Marnie

  • It was so cold outside that the fire and the bed warmers did little to bite into the frigidness of the room.

    A Change of Seasons

  • She did not except even Mrs. Merriwether who had been almost rude when she called on her at the National Hotel or Mrs. Elsing who had been cool to frigidness.

    Gone with the Wind

  • His attention centered on his wife, the earl felt a frigidness encase him.

    Almost a Whisper

  • Sweet as honey, he determined, certain he could quickly melt the frigidness from her veins with just one kiss.

    Almost a Whisper

  • Thus the golden Fate turns and keeps turning; it is only when, through frigidness or fear, we refuse to revolve with it, that there ensues the discord of despair.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 102, April, 1866

  • Increase of mass and loss of energy had slowed her spin, had shoved her farther and farther away from the Sun, pushing her out and into the frigidness of space.

    The Cosmic Engineer

  • "I have a purchase to make here," she said with as much frigidness in her tones as she could call up.

    The Motor Girls

  • American women, with their slender waists and chaste frigidness born of Plymouth Rock, with their rulership in the home, their influence permeating conspicuously in matters of public interest out of the home, their entire freedom to be courted and married or let alone in unbounded respect -- how long would these conditions have been permitted by the Gothic Kaiser if heedless America had fallen into his gradually tightening grip?

    Villa Elsa A Story of German Family Life


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