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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Frigid

FRIG'ID, adjective [Latin frigidus, from frigeo, to be or to grow cold; rigeo, to be stiff or frozen. Gr.]

1. Cold; wanting heat or warmth; as the frigid zone.

2. Wanting warmth of affection; unfeeling; as a frigid temper or constitution.

3. Wanting natural heat or vigor sufficient to excite the generative power; impotent.

4. Dull; jejune; unanimated; wanting the fire of genius or fancy; as a frigid style; frigid rhymes.

5. Stiff; formal; forbidding; as a frigid look or manner.

6. Wanting zeal; dull; formal; lifeless; as frigid services.