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Frigid

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Frigid \Frig"id\, adjective [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) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

frigid

adjective

1: sexually unresponsive; "was cold to his advances"; "a frigid woman" [syn: {cold}, {frigid}]

2: extremely cold; "an arctic climate"; "a frigid day"; "gelid waters of the North Atlantic"; "glacial winds"; "icy hands"; "polar weather" [syn: {arctic}, {frigid}, {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: {frigid}, {frosty}, {frozen}, {glacial}, {icy}, {wintry}]


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