Frig"id (?), a. [L. frigidus, fr. frigere to be cold; prob. akin to Gr. to shudder, or perh. to cold. Cf. Frill.]

1.

Cold; wanting heat or warmth; of low temperature; as, a frigid climate.

2.

Wanting warmth, fervor, ardor, fire, vivacity, etc.; unfeeling; forbidding in manner; dull and unanimated; stiff and formal; as, a frigid constitution; a frigid style; a frigid look or manner; frigid obedience or service.

3.

Wanting natural heat or vigor sufficient to excite the generative power; impotent.

Johnson.

Frigid zone, that part of the earth which lies between either polar circle and its pole. It extends 23 28 from the pole. See the Note under Arctic.

 

© Webster 1913.

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