Frigid vs Impervious - What's the difference?

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Frigid is a related term of impervious.


As adjectives the difference between frigid and impervious

is that frigid is very cold; lacking warmth; icy while impervious is unaffected or unable to be affected by.

frigid

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Very cold; lacking warmth; icy.
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  • Chilly in manner; lacking affection or zeal; impassive.
  • (colloquial) Sexually unresponsive, especially of a woman.
  • Antonyms

    * fervid

    References

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    impervious

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Unaffected or unable to be affected by.
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  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=5 , passage=Although the Celebrity was almost impervious to sarcasm, he was now beginning to exhibit visible signs of uneasiness, the consciousness dawning upon him that his eccentricity was not receiving the ovation it merited.}}
  • Preventive of any penetration; impenetrable, impermeable, particularly of water.
  • Immune to damage or effect.
  • Antonyms

    * pervious

    Derived terms

    * imperviously * imperviousness