- inhibited in the ability to experience sexual excitement during sexual activity.
- unresponsive to sexual advances or stimuli.
Origin of frigid
Examples from the Web for frigid
After a half-century of frigid relations, the U.S. and Cuba have agreed to a thaw as the result of 18 months of secret talks.
Russia is rapidly building up its military forces in the Arctic in an effort to secure its claims in the frigid region.
Famine and frigid temperatures ensued, and roughly 10 percent of the population died.When the Weather Went All Medieval: Climate Change, Famine, and Mass Death|Wendy Smith|June 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She never liked her mother—a frigid and inattentive woman—but adored her father.A Sex Addiction Expert Diagnoses Lars Von Trier’s ‘Nymphomaniac’|Lizzie Crocker|March 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the frigid temperatures, demonstrators constructed barricades, built a massive tent city and occupied government buildings.
It was to save these devoted servants, that the spring of 1851 saw full 500 British and American seamen within the frigid zone.Stray Leaves from an Arctic Journal;|Sherard Osborn
Grave and frigid, but inwardly warmhearted and passionate, O'Brien had little aptitude for rebellion.The Glories of Ireland|Edited by Joseph Dunn and P.J. Lennox
I remember Mrs. Deacon Ranney and her frigid companions very distinctly.Eugene Field, A Study In Heredity And Contradictions|Slason Thompson
Blasts of frigid wind swept the streets, and buffeted each other in a fury of resentment when they met around the corners.Literature and Life|William Dean Howells
She has been successful in hiding from her husband her abnormality, he simply considering her frigid.Woman|William J. Robinson
British Dictionary definitions for frigid
- lacking sexual responsiveness
- averse to sexual intercourse or unable to achieve orgasm during intercourse
Word Origin for frigid
Word Origin and History for frigid
1620s, from Latin frigidus "cold, chill, cool," figuratively "indifferent," from stem of frigere "be cold;" related to frigus "cold, coldness, frost," from PIE root *srig- "cold."
The meaning "wanting in sexual heat" is attested from 1650s. Frigidaire as the proprietary name of a brand of self-contained automatically operated iceless refrigerator dates from 1919 (Frigidaire Corporation, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.).