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frig·id

(frij'id),
1. Synonym(s): cold
2. Temperamentally, especially sexually, cold or irresponsive.
[L. frigidus, cold]

frigid

[frij′id]
Etymology: L, frigidus, cold
1 lacking warmth of feeling; unemotional; unimaginative; without passion or ardor and stiff or formal in manner.
2 (of a woman) unresponsive to sexual advances or stimuli, abnormally indifferent or averse to sexual intercourse, or unable to have an orgasm during sexual intercourse. Compare impotence. See also orgasm. frigidity, n.
Referring to a woman with sexual arousal disorder

frig·id

(frij'id)
1. Synonym(s): cold.
2. Temperamentally, especially sexually, unresponsive.
[L. frigidus, cold]
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The pilot and crew pulled on thick sweaters and warm socks as the temperature dipped to match that of the frigid water outside the vehicle--only 1.
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The word frigid is a horrible one with very nasty connotations.
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