From Middle English frigiditee, frigidite, a borrowing from Middle French frigidité, itself a borrowing from Latin frīgiditātem, accusative of Latin frīgiditās.
frigidity (countable and uncountable, plural frigidities)
- The state of being frigid; coldness; lack of heat.
- Coldness of feeling, manner or quality; lack of ardor, animation or vivacity
- Synonyms: chilliness, dullness
- Lack of natural heat and vigor of body; impotency.
- frigidity in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911