gelid


gel·id

adjective \ˈje-ləd\

Definition of GELID

:  extremely cold :  icy <gelid water> <a man of gelid reserve — New Yorker>
ge·lid·i·ty \jə-ˈli-də-tē, je-\ noun
gel·id·ly \ˈje-ləd-lē\ adverb

Examples of GELID

  1. <the Titanic passengers could not long survive the gelid waters of the North Atlantic>
  2. <the judge listened with the gelid detachment of someone who had heard it all before>

Origin of GELID

Latin gelidus, from gelu frost, cold — more at cold
First Known Use: 1599

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