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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin frīgidus (cold), from frīgeō (I am cold), from frigus (cold, coldness), from Proto-Indo-European *sriges-, *sriHges-.

PronunciationEdit

  • enPR: frĭj'ĭd, IPA(key): /ˈfɹɪdʒɪd/
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  • Rhymes: -ɪdʒɪd

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frigid (comparative frigider or more frigid, superlative frigidest or most frigid)

  1. Very cold; lacking warmth; icy.
    • 2013 March 1, Nancy Langston, “Mining the Boreal North”, in American Scientist[1], volume 101, number 2, page 98:
      Reindeer are well suited to the taiga’s frigid winters. They can maintain a thermogradient between body core and the environment of up to 100 degrees, in part because of insulation provided by their fur, and in part because of counter-current vascular heat exchange systems in their legs and nasal passages.
  2. Chilly in manner; lacking affection or zeal; impassive.
  3. (colloquial) Sexually unresponsive, especially of a woman.

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AdjectiveEdit

frigid

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InflectionEdit

Inflection of frigid
Positive Comparative Superlative
Common singular frigid 2
Neuter singular frigidt 2
Plural frigide 2
Definite attributive1 frigide
1) When an adjective is applied predicatively to something definite, the corresponding "indefinite" form is used.
2) The "indefinite" superlatives may not be used attributively.

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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [fʀiˈɡiːt]
  • Hyphenation: fri‧git
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frigid (comparative frigider, superlative am frigidesten)

  1. Alternative form of frigide

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RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French frigide, Latin frigidus. See also frig.

AdjectiveEdit

frigid m or n (feminine singular frigidă, masculine plural frigizi, feminine and neuter plural frigide)

  1. frigid

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