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Definition 1: a lack of affection or enthusiasm - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where frigidity or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a distressing coldness of tone and manner

Synonyms for frigidity in the sense of this definition

(frigidity is a kind of ...) absence of emotion

(... is a kind of frigidity ) a lack of feeling or expression or movement

"he must have a heart of stone" "her face was as hard as stone"

(... is a kind of frigidity ) lack of passion, force or animation

Definition 2: sexual unresponsiveness (especially of women) and inability to achieve orgasm during intercourse - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for frigidity in the sense of this definition

(frigidity is a kind of ...) the quality of being unresponsive; not reacting; as a quality of people, it is marked by a failure to respond quickly or with emotion to people or events

"she began to recover from her numb unresponsiveness after the accident" "in an instant all the deadness and withdrawal were wiped away"

Definition 3: the absence of heat - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where frigidity or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the coldness made our breath visible
  • come in out of the cold
  • cold is a vasoconstrictor

Synonyms for frigidity in the sense of this definition

(frigidity is a kind of ...) any agent that causes a narrowing of an opening of a blood vessel: cold or stress or nicotine or epinephrine or norepinephrine or angiotensin or vasopressin or certain drugs; maintains or increases blood pressure

(frigidity is a kind of ...) the degree of hotness or coldness of a body or environment (corresponding to its molecular activity)

(... is a kind of frigidity ) coldness due to a cold environment

(... is a kind of frigidity ) the property of being moderately cold

"the chilliness of early morning"

(... is a kind of frigidity ) coldness as evidenced by frost

(... is a kind of frigidity ) the quality of being at a refreshingly low temperature

"the cool of early morning"

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