[syn: coldness, coolness, frigidity, frigidness, iciness, chilliness]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Frigidity \Fri*gid"i*ty\, n. [L. frigiditas: cf. F.
1. The condition or quality of being frigid; coldness; want
Ice is water congealed by the frigidity of the air.
2. Want of ardor, animation, vivacity, etc.; coldness of
affection or of manner; dullness; stiffness and formality;
as, frigidity of a reception, of a bow, etc.
3. Want of heat or vigor; as, the frigidity of old age.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: sexual unresponsiveness (especially of women) and inability
to achieve orgasm during intercourse [syn: frigidity,
2: the absence of heat; "the coldness made our breath visible";
"come in out of the cold"; "cold is a vasoconstrictor" [syn:
coldness, cold, low temperature, frigidity,
frigidness] [ant: heat, high temperature, hotness]
3: a lack of affection or enthusiasm; "a distressing coldness of
tone and manner" [syn: coldness, coolness, frigidity,
frigidness, iciness, chilliness]
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):
FRIGIDITY, med juris. The same as impotence. (q.v.)