frosty

adjective
\ ˈfrȯ-stē How to pronounce frosty (audio) \
frostier; frostiest

Definition of frosty

1a : attended with or producing frost : freezing
b : briskly cold : chilly
2 : covered or appearing as if covered with frost : hoary a man of 65, with frosty eyebrows and hair— Nan Robertson
3 : marked by coolness or extreme reserve in manner his smile was distinctly frosty— Erle Stanley Gardner

Other Words from frosty

frostily \ ˈfrȯ-​stə-​lē How to pronounce frosty (audio) \ adverb
frostiness \ ˈfrȯ-​stē-​nəs How to pronounce frosty (audio) \ noun

Examples of frosty in a Sentence

We received a frosty welcome. a frosty autumn that was a sign of the brutal winter that followed
Recent Examples on the Web My sister-in-law has always given me an extremely frosty reception. Jacobina Martin, Washington Post, 19 May 2022 The Paperboy, Kidman starred alongside Zac Efron as the ultimate bottle blonde with teased layers, stacks of lashes, and frosty pink lips. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, 10 May 2022 Yes, that welcome light and frosty greeting can lull you into a sense of security. Terry Baddoo, USA TODAY, 10 May 2022 Relations among the justices, too, on the evidence of questioning at arguments and statements in opinions, have turned fraught and frosty. Adam Liptak, New York Times, 3 May 2022 Relations among the justices, too, on the evidence of questioning at arguments and statements in opinions, have turned fraught and frosty. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 3 May 2022 Forecasters are warning of possible subfreezing temps, black ice, and/or frosty roads in outlying areas Friday. oregonlive, 15 Apr. 2022 Before dawn Monday, row upon row of candles flickered beneath the frosty vines in Chablis. Thibault Camus, ajc, 4 Apr. 2022 Her relationship with her daughter, Joy (Stephanie Hsu), is frosty, particularly around the subject of the girlfriend Joy wants to bring to a family party; Evelyn’s disapproving father (James Hong) spends many scenes glowering in the background. David Sims, The Atlantic, 25 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of frosty

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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More Definitions for frosty

frosty

adjective
\ ˈfrȯ-stē How to pronounce frosty (audio) \
frostier; frostiest

Kids Definition of frosty

1 : covered with frost a frosty window
2 : cold enough to produce frost a frosty evening

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