January 6, 2014 - Word of the Day: frigid
When it gets very, very cold outside, you'll often hear people use the adjective "frigid" to describe the temperature:
- The air outside is frigid.
- Frigid air moved in from the Arctic.
- Frigid temperatures forced the cancellation of school today.
- A frigid mass of cold air brought temperatures down below zero.
26 degrees below zero!
This word may also be used to describe relationships among people.
- Their relationship became frigid and ultimately resulted in a divorce.
- Bob complains that his wife is frigid. She has no interest in him.
- Many patients at the hospital describe Dr. Benson's bedside manner as frigid. He seems indifferent* to the people he treats.
*indifferent: uncaring; not interested
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