frigid

[ frij-id ]SEE DEFINITION OF frigid

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FRIGID

No sign of recognition; rather a cold, frigid stare, I thought.

The General, with a frigid nod, moved on a few paces and left them together.

The house was in darkness, and the moon brought it out in silvery, frigid relief.

Down there at Vernon, in my frigid room, I bit my pillow to stifle my cries.

He was frigid, through no fault of his own, and without cruelty.

And between them she had others, expressing all degrees from frigid to semi-torrid.

Two of the gentlemen rose, and bowed with frigid politeness.

And now, sir, if you do not like this frigid argument, why do you cause me trouble?

To be sure, I cannot expect you with your frigid English manner to embrace me.

Sir Donald's manner was so frigid that none cared to persist.

WORD ORIGIN

1620s, from Latin frigidus "cold, chill, cool," figuratively "indifferent," from stem of frigere "be cold;" related to frigus "cold, coldness, frost," from PIE root *srig- "cold."

The meaning "wanting in sexual heat" is attested from 1650s. Frigidaire as the proprietary name of a brand of self-contained automatically operated iceless refrigerator dates from 1919 (Frigidaire Corporation, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.).

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