frileux

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin frīgorōsus, from Latin frīgus, or from a Vulgar Latin *frigidulōsus (contracted to *fridlōsus), from frigidus. Compare Romanian friguros.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /fʁi.lø/
  • (file)

Adjective[edit]

frileux (feminine frileuse, masculine plural frileux, feminine plural frileuses)

  1. sensitive to the cold, psychrosensitive
  2. cautious (of policy, attitude, etc.)
    Son dernier roman a reçu un accueil plutôt frileux.His last novel received a rather chilly reception.

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