frigid | frigidity | frigidly

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GRE

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Civil Services

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Meaning(s)

lacking warmth

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frigid - cold

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The word ‘frigid' is used in both a literal and figurative sense to refer to something intensely cold or frosty. Literally, it can be applied to a chilly temperature, such as the type you might find in your refrigerator. Figuratively, it can be used disapprovingly to describe somebody’s aloof personality or an atmosphere of general unfriendliness.

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Synonyms chilly,frosty
Antonyms boiling

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  1. I’m clearly not very popular with the boss. There’s always a frigid atmosphere when I walk into her office.

  2. Due to the frigidity of the weather, I would suggest you wrap up very warm before you venture outside.

  3. Jane interacts with people quite frigidly which often leads to them mistaking her aloofness for arrogance.

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