prigidity

Prigidity

Pri*gid"i*ty\, n. [L. frigiditas: cf. F. frigidit['e].]

1. The condition or quality of being frigid; coldness; want of warmth.

Ice is water congealed by the frigidity of the air. --Sir T. Browne.

2. Want of ardor, animation, vivacity, etc.; coldness of affection or of manner; dullness; stiffness and formality; as, frigidity of a reception, of a bow, etc.

3. Want of heat or vigor; as, the frigidity of old age.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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