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frig·id / ˈfrijid/ • adj. very cold in temperature: frigid water. ∎  (esp. of a woman) unable or unwilling to be sexually aroused and responsive. ∎  showing no friendliness or enthusiasm; stiff or formal in behavior or style: Henrietta looked back with a frigid calm. DERIVATIVES: fri·gid·i·ty / frəˈjidətē/ n. frig·id·ly adv. frig·id·ness n.

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frigid XVII (once XV). — L. frīgidus, f. frīgēre be cold, f. frīgus cold; see -ID1.
So frigidity XV. — F. — late L.

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frigid See PERGELIC.

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frigid See pergelic.

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