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FRIGID

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does frigid mean? 

FRIGID (adjective)
  The adjective FRIGID has 3 senses:

1. sexually unresponsive
2. extremely cold
3. devoid of warmth and cordiality; expressive of unfriendliness or disdain

  Familiarity information: FRIGID used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


FRIGID (adjective)


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Meaning:

Sexually unresponsive

Synonyms:

frigid; cold

Context examples:

was cold to his advances / a frigid woman

Similar:

unloving (not giving or reciprocating affection)


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Meaning:

Extremely cold

Synonyms:

gelid; frigid; icy; arctic; glacial; polar

Context examples:

an arctic climate / a frigid day / gelid waters of the North Atlantic / glacial winds / icy hands / polar weather

Similar:

cold (used of physical coldness; having a low or inadequate temperature or feeling a sensation of coldness or having been made cold by e.g. ice or refrigeration)


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Meaning:

Devoid of warmth and cordiality; expressive of unfriendliness or disdain

Synonyms:

icy; frosty; glacial; wintry; frozen; frigid

Context examples:

a frigid greeting / got a frosty reception / a frozen look on their faces / a glacial handshake / icy stare / wintry smile

Similar:

cold (extended meanings; especially of psychological coldness; without human warmth or emotion)


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