frigid definition, meaning - what is frigid in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “frigid”

See all translations

frigid

adjective uk   us   /ˈfrɪdʒ.ɪd/

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   us   /-li/
Sarah shook his hand frigidly.
(Definition of frigid from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of frigid?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More meanings of “frigid”

Definitions of “frigid” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

generous

willing to give money, help, kindness, etc., especially more than is usual or expected

Word of the Day

May I sit here? Asking for and giving permission.

by Liz Walter,
June 03, 2015
We often find ourselves in situations where we need to ask for permission or to reply to people who ask us for permission. Here are some words and phrases to help you do this in a natural way. The simplest way to ask for permission is with the modal verb can: Can

Read More 

ebolaphobia noun

June 01, 2015
irrational fear of the (spread of) the Ebola virus Ebolaphobia Going Viral

Read More