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frigid


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Frigid  \Frig"id\,  a.  [L.  frigidus  fr  frigere  to  be  cold;  prob. 
  akin  to  Gr  ?  to  shudder,  or  perh.  to  ?  cold.  Cf  {Frill}.] 
  1.  Cold;  wanting  heat  or  warmth;  of  low  temperature;  as  a 
  frigid  climate. 
 
  2.  Wanting  warmth,  fervor,  ardor,  fire,  vivacity,  etc.; 
  unfeeling;  forbidding  in  manner;  dull  and  unanimated; 
  stiff  and  formal;  as  a  frigid  constitution;  a  frigid 
  style;  a  frigid  look  or  manner;  frigid  obedience  or 
  service. 
 
  3.  Wanting  natural  heat  or  vigor  sufficient  to  excite  the 
  generative  power;  impotent.  --Johnson. 
 
  {Frigid  zone},  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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  frigid 
  adj  1:  sexually  unresponsive;  "was  cold  to  his  advances";  "a  frigid 
  woman"  [syn:  {cold}] 
  2:  extremely  cold;  "an  arctic  climate";  "let's  get  inside;  I'm 
  freezing";  "a  frigid  day";  "gelid  waters  of  the  North 
  Atlantic";  "glacial  winds";  "icy  hands";  "polar  weather" 
  [syn:  {arctic},  {freezing},  {gelid},  {glacial},  {icy},  {polar}] 
  3:  devoid  of  warmth  and  cordiality;  expressive  of 
  unfriendliness  or  disdain;  "a  frigid  greeting";  "got  a 
  frosty  reception";  "a  frozen  look  on  their  faces";  "a 
  glacial  handshake";  "icy  stare";  "wintry  smile"  [syn:  {frosty}, 
  {frozen},  {glacial},  {icy},  {wintry}] 




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