frigid frigid  /f ˈrɪ dʒəd/


  1. (adj) sexually unresponsive
  2. (adj) extremely cold
  3. (adj) devoid of warmth and cordiality; expressive of unfriendliness or disdain


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  1. By midweek a huge mass of frigid arctic air had practically paralyzed much of the Midwest and East.
  2. Within minutes after US Airways flight 1549 landed in the frigid waters of the Hudson River, rescue boats were on the scene.
  3. This is not how I pictured my life ending: futilely and unglamorously, on the frigid floor of a truck, thousands of miles away from anyone I loved.


  1. BKHS trap team news

    This year’s trap team members have excelled. With the unpredictable spring we had, practice time was very limited. Four tournaments were cancelled due to weather. Shooters competed in frigid weather on April 13 and did not get to compete again until May 6.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Belmond Independent

  2. Summer construction season leads off with stops, slow downs

    Special to the Daily/David Gidley Heavy construction continues on the Interstate 70 Twin Tunnels widening project over the holidays even when frigid temperatures hovered near zero as seen here recently just east of Idaho Springs.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Summit Daily News

  3. Marine unit cops rescue 2 kayakers, guy who jumped off cruise ship

    Police rescued two capsized kayakers from the frigid waters of Lake Michigan on Sunday afternoon. The men had been in the water for about 15 minutes when police, responding to a 911 caller who spotted the men from land, plucked them from the water a quarter mile off Foster Avenue Beach at 3 p.m., said police marine unit Officer Mark Flechsig. Lake Michigan water temperatures hovered around 55 ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Chicago Sun-Times


  1. Carter said the interrogation methods cited by the Times, including "head-slapping, simulated drowning and frigid temperatures," constitute torture "if you use the international norms of torture as has always been honoured - certainly in the...
    on Jan 23, 2007 By: Jimmy Carter Source: Ninemsn

  2. Bill Keller, executive editor of The New York Times, said its correspondent, Barry Bearak, was being held "in a frigid cell without shoes, warm clothing or blankets."
    on Apr 5, 2007 By: Bill Keller Source: 940 News

  3. "When it launches for the first time into the frigid Canadian waters, the Diefenbreaker, as it is almost certain to be nicknamed, will be a crowning achievement for our country," Mr. Harper said.
    on Aug 28, 2008 By: Stephen Harper Source: Globe and Mail

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