One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the frigid climate of the north’
very cold, bitterly cold, bitter, freezing, frozen, frosty, icy, icy-cold, ice-cold, chilly, wintry, bleak, sub-zero, arctic, Siberian, polar, glacial
British informal parky
rare Hyperborean, hibernal, boreal, hiemal, gelid, algid, brumal, rimy
2‘she addressed him with frigid politeness’
stiff, formal, stony, steely, flinty, wooden, impersonal, indifferent, unresponsive, unemotional, unfeeling, unsmiling, unenthusiastic, austere, distant, aloof, remote, reserved, unapproachable
frosty, cold, icy, cool, lukewarm, forbidding, unfriendly, unwelcoming, hostile
informal offish, stand-offish
3‘he said that his wife was frigid’
sexually unresponsive, unresponsive, undemonstrative, unaffectionate, cold, cold-blooded, cold-hearted, passionless, unfeeling, unemotional, unloving, uncaring
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