frigid ADJECTIVE 1) very cold. 2) (of a woman) unable to be sexually aroused. 3) stiff or formal in style.
DERIVATIVES frigidity noun frigidly adverb.
ORIGIN Latin frigidus, from frigere 'be cold' .

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