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Frigid meaning

frigid - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. extremely cold; " an arctic climate"; " a frigid day"; " gelid waters of the North Atlantic"; " glacial winds"; " icy hands"; " polar weather"
  2. 2. Cold; wanting heat or warmth; of low temperature; as, a frigid climate.
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. Wanting natural heat or vigor sufficient to excite the generative power; impotent.
  5. 5. Cold; unanimated.

frigid - examples of usage

  1. Had he had evil designs, would he have treated her with such frigid ceremony when he had her in his power? - "Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists", Washington Irving.
  2. But it turned out such a frigid and melancholy banquet as never was known before. - "A Fearful Responsibility and Other Stories", William D. Howells.
  3. He sat opposite the daughter of his host, and that young woman treated him with the most frigid politeness. - "Brand Blotters", William MacLeod Raine.
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