Webster 1913 Edition
frigereto be cold; prob. akin to Gr. [GREEK] to shudder, or perh. to [GREEK] cold. Cf.
Cold; wanting heat or warmth; of low temperature;
as, a frigid climate.
Wanting warmth, fervor, ardor, fire, vivacity, etc.; unfeeling; forbidding in manner; dull and unanimated; stiff and formal;
frigidlook or manner;
frigidobedience or service.
Wanting natural heat or vigor sufficient to excite the generative power; impotent.
that part of the earth which lies between either polar circle and its pole. It extends 23[GREEK] 28[GREEK] from the pole. See the Note under
Webster 1828 Edition
1.Cold; wanting heat or warmth; as the frigid zone.
2.Wanting warmth of affection; unfeeling; as a frigid temper or constitution.
3.Wanting natural heat or vigor sufficient to excite the generative power; impotent.
4.Dull; jejune; unanimated; wanting the fire of genius or fancy; as a frigid style; frigid rhymes.
5.Stiff; formal; forbidding; as a frigid look or manner.
6.Wanting zeal; dull; formal; lifeless; as frigid services.
frigid (comparative frigider or more frigid, superlative frigidest or most frigid)
- Very cold; lacking warmth; icy.
- 2013 March 1, Nancy Langston, “Mining the Boreal North”, in American Scientist, volume 101, number 2, page 98:
- Reindeer are well suited to the taiga’s frigid winters. They can maintain a thermogradient between body core and the environment of up to 100 degrees, in part because of insulation provided by their fur, and in part because of counter-current vascular heat exchange systems in their legs and nasal passages.
- Chilly in manner; lacking affection or zeal; impassive.
- (colloquial) Sexually unresponsive, especially of a woman.
chilly in manner; lacking affection or zeal; impassive
sexually unresponsive, especially of a woman
- frigid in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
- frigid in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
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|Inflection of frigid|
| 1) When an adjective is applied predicatively to something definite, the corresponding "indefinite" form is used.|
2) The "indefinite" superlatives may not be used attributively.
- “frigid” in Den Danske Ordbog