frigidness


frigidness
noun
1. sexual unresponsiveness (especially of women) and inability to achieve orgasm during intercourse
Syn: ↑frigidity
Derivationally related forms: ↑frigid, ↑frigid (for: ↑frigidity)
Hypernyms: ↑unresponsiveness, ↑deadness
2. the absence of heat
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the coldness made our breath visible

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come in out of the cold

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cold is a vasoconstrictor

Syn: ↑coldness, ↑cold, ↑low temperature, ↑frigidity
Ant: ↑hotness (for: ↑coldness)
Derivationally related forms: ↑cold (for: ↑cold)
Hypernyms: ↑temperature, ↑vasoconstrictor, ↑vasoconstrictive, ↑pressor
Hyponyms:
chill, ↑iciness, ↑gelidity, ↑chilliness, ↑coolness, ↑nip, ↑frostiness, ↑cool
3. a lack of affection or enthusiasm
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a distressing coldness of tone and manner

Syn: ↑coldness, ↑coolness, ↑frigidity, ↑iciness, ↑chilliness
Derivationally related forms: ↑icy (for: ↑iciness), ↑frigid, ↑frigid (for: ↑frigidity), ↑cool (for: ↑coolness), ↑cold (for: ↑coldness)
Hypernyms: ↑unemotionality, ↑emotionlessness
Hyponyms: ↑stone, ↑tepidness, ↑lukewarmness

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noun
see frigid

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frigˈidness noun
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Main Entry:frigid

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Frigidness — Frig id*ness, n. The state of being frigid; want of heat, vigor, or affection; coldness; dullness …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • frigidness — noun see frigid …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • frigidness — See frigidity. * * * …   Universalium

  • frigidness — noun The state of being frigid; frigidity; coldness …   Wiktionary

  • frigidness — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Extreme lack of warmth: frigidity, frostiness, gelidity, gelidness, iciness, wintriness. See HOT …   English dictionary for students

  • frigidness — n. See frigidity …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • frigidness — frig·id·ness …   English syllables

  • frigid — frigidness, n. frigidly, adv. /frij id/, adj. 1. very cold in temperature: a frigid climate. 2. without warmth of feeling; without ardor or enthusiasm: a frigid reaction to the suggested law. 3. stiff or formal: a welcome that was polite but… …   Universalium

  • frigidity — noun 1. sexual unresponsiveness (especially of women) and inability to achieve orgasm during intercourse • Syn: ↑frigidness • Derivationally related forms: ↑frigid (for: ↑frigidness), ↑frigid • Hypernyms …   Useful english dictionary

  • frigidity — n. 1. Coldness, coolness, chilliness, frigidness, gelidity, gelidness, low temperature. 2. Dulness, frigidness, lifelessness, want of animation. 3. Frigidness, formality, primness, stiffness, rigidity, repelling manner, forbidding manner,… …   New dictionary of synonyms