[ fri-jid-i-tee ]
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  1. the state or condition of being frigid.

  2. (in women) inhibition, not caused by a physical disorder or medication, of sexual excitement during sexual activity.

Origin of frigidity

1400–50; late Middle English frigidite coldness (<Middle French fregidité) <Late Latin frīgiditās;see frigid, -ity

Other words from frigidity

  • non·fri·gid·i·ty, noun
  • un·fri·gid·i·ty, noun

Words Nearby frigidity Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use frigidity in a sentence

  • When Barbara entered lady Ann's dressing-room, she greeted her with less than her usual frigidity.

    There and Back | George MacDonald
  • Nothing against the earl in that direction, apparently; unless his countess was blest with the density of frigidity.

  • He did not dislike his relative himself and in fact rather liked him in spite of the frigidity he sometimes felt.

    Robin | Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • This tantalizing message—the first breaking of her recent silence—was saucy, almost cruel, in its dry frigidity.

    A Laodicean | Thomas Hardy
  • We may assert, also, that the Bible saves education from frigidity.

    The Bible and Life | Edwin Holt Hughes