frigidity

Part of speech: noun

FRIGIDNESS.

Part of speech: noun

Coldness; formality.

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Usage examples "frigidity":

  1. The frigidity of Helen's greeting was a source of dismay to the man, who had suddenly become aware that she was again dressed in the tailored suit which had so caught his fancy earlier in the day. - "The Law-Breakers", Ridgwell Cullum.
  2. Frigidity is like poverty, a blessing to those who can bear it. - "A Rambler's lease", Bradford Torrey.
  3. He could not but set down to the account of his companionship the present frigidity of Agnes, and at first he had even seen him a material obstacle to his hopes. - "Bred in the Bone", James Payn.