- the state or condition of being frigid.
- (in women) inhibition, not caused by a physical disorder or medication, of sexual excitement during sexual activity.
Origin of frigidity
Examples from the Web for frigidity
Historical Examples of frigidity
To no end did Barrington exert himself to conceal or counteract this frigidity.Barrington
Charles James Lever
At the house is formality and frigidity; at the home is ease and enjoyment.Evening Round Up
William Crosbie Hunter
But "the frigidity of the modern productions" was "inherent."Four Americans
Henry A. Beers
His frigidity froze most people if he chose; and avoidance was not difficult.The Rhodesian
Moonlight, therefore, frequently involves the idea of frigidity.Moon Lore
early 15c., from Middle French frigidité (15c.), from Late Latin frigiditatem (nominative frigiditas) "the cold," from Latin frigidus "cold" (see frigid).
- The state of marked or abnormal sexual indifference.