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frigid

adjective uk   /ˈfrɪdʒ.ɪd/ us  

frigid adjective (DISLIKING SEX)

(of a woman) having difficulty in becoming sexually excited

frigid adjective (UNFRIENDLY)

unfriendly or very formal: There's a rather frigid atmosphere in the school.

frigid adjective (COLD)

(of weather conditions or the conditions in a room) extremely cold: Few plants can grow in such a frigid environment.
frigidity
noun [U] uk   /frɪˈdʒɪd.ɪ.ti/ us    /-t̬i/
frigidly
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
Sarah shook his hand frigidly.
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