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"frigid" in British English

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uk   us   /ˈfrɪdʒ.ɪd/

frigid adjective (DISLIKING SEX)

(of a woman) having ​difficulty in ​becomingsexuallyexcited

frigid adjective (UNFRIENDLY)

unfriendly or very ​formal: She ​turned her frigid ​gaze on him.

frigid adjective (COLD)

(of ​weatherconditions or the ​conditions in a ​room) ​extremelycold: Few ​plants can ​grow in such a frigid ​environment.
noun [U] uk   /frɪˈdʒɪd.ɪ.ti/  us   /-t̬i/
adverb uk   us   /-li/
Sarah ​shook his ​hand frigidly.
(Definition of frigid from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"frigid" in American English

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 us   /ˈfrɪdʒ·əd/
extremelycold: frigid ​weather/​air/​water It’s frigid in here – could you ​turn down the air-conditioning?
(Definition of frigid from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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