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frig·id

(frij'id),
1. Synonym(s): cold
2. Temperamentally, especially sexually, cold or irresponsive.
[L. frigidus, cold]
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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He concludes by claiming that the penitence for those guilty of carnal misdemeanours will be to eat meat every day in a glorious prolonging of the carnival spirit, living out the afterlife in Heavenly promiscuity, whilst those who abstain will suffer the torments of a frigidly celibate Hell.
Walters writes that people "indirectly approach the frigidly austere deity by representing it in images and terms to which they can more easily relate....
Halberstam writes that in college Jordan frigidly refused to speak to an assistant coach who had beaten him repeatedly in pool and even cheated at golf.
White ice reflects sunlight and heat, keeping the Arctic frigidly cold, a phenomenon called the albedo effect.
Temperatures range from extremely hot 54,000 [degrees] F (30,000 [degrees] C) at its core to frigidly cold -238 [degrees] F (150 [degrees] C) in its outer cloud layers,
Wertmuller directly confronts the notions of Italian memory and national imaginary by making them caricatures through Pasqualino's mimicking of the Duce, thus helping us verify his role as madman who, like Mussolini, is also presented as both a "family man" and a "ladies' man." Wertmuller's caricature of "virilismo fascista" is accompanied not only by her depiction of the "frigidly sadistic" Nazi commandant, but also by a series of what Bettelheim observes are "ridiculously fat and grotesque" women.
When feeling wronged, I would again ask her loudly, "Why do you treat me like this?" She replied, frigidly, "Because when you grow up you'll get married."
"But what about Klaus Fuchs?" I reply, feeling rather odd in thus prompting a pillar of the Manhattan Project to, as people used to say, "revive the cold war." "That case is well known," he responds frigidly, contriving to give the impression that such a concession makes no difference to his original pronouncement.
"By the way they glance frigidly to the side, you can tell somebody has coached them to say this," King said.
But the comedic relief, unfortunately, wasn't quite enough to make soldiers forget that their increased presence in the frigidly cold Arctic also increased the requirement for equipment that could withstand and operate successfully in extreme environments.
Matthew Noel-Tod, Castie 3.0, in "A Skvader "(Norwtch Castle Museum & Art Gallery, UK) Frigidly digital, flat, and soundless, this CGI vision hits a sweet spot between posthuman spectacle and romantic tragedy.