Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Examples

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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