[ fri-jid-i-tee ]
/ frɪˈdʒɪd ɪ ti /


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

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

Related forms

non·fri·gid·i·ty, nounun·fri·gid·i·ty, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Medicine definitions for frigidity


[ frĭ-jĭdĭ-tē ]


The state of marked or abnormal sexual indifference.
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