frosty

adjective
\ˈfrȯ-stē \
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

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Other Words from frosty

frostily \ˈfrȯ-​stə-​lē \ adverb
frostiness \ˈfrȯ-​stē-​nəs \ 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

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Harvard was led by John Yovicsin, frosty, formal and fastidious, a worshiper in Congregationial churches and a reliable sideline figure in a fedora on fall Saturdays. David M. Shribman, WSJ, "‘The Game’ Review: A Clash Upon a Darkling Plain," 27 Sep. 2018 Republicans looked set to expand their Senate majority this week in part because Mr. Trump and Mr. McConnell found a way to move beyond a once-frosty relationship and turn their individual strengths into an effective alliance. Michael C. Bender, WSJ, "McConnell and Trump Forge a Bond Over Winning," 7 Nov. 2018 Regardless of what served as her beauty inspo, expect to see similar frosty tones on beauty feeds all over Instagram. Zoë Weiner, Teen Vogue, "Bella Thorne Wore Blue Lipstick on Instagram," 29 Oct. 2018 Some of the room’s furnishings continued the theme, such as a sofa upholstered in frosty Lee Jofa flowers and a rattan chandelier. Sara Ruffin Costello, ELLE Decor, "A New Orleans Manse is Given New Life with a Fashionable Pizzazz," 26 Oct. 2018 But there is so much more—from the hidden tensions and deep layers to his relationship with Tom Brady to his sometimes frosty dealings with owner Robert Kraft to his ability to earn the unmitigated respect of his players—if not their affection. Fox News, "'Belichick: The Making of the Greatest Football Coach of All Time' by Ian O'Connor," 25 Sep. 2018 The Zipp 2 and Zipp Mini 2 come in four colors: frosty gray, black, cranberry red, and pine green. Dami Lee, The Verge, "Libratone’s cute Zipp 2 and Zipp Mini 2 speakers come with Alexa," 29 Aug. 2018 There's yachting and kayaking in the summer and, come winter, the lake turns frosty and magical. Condé Nast Traveler, "The 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America," 6 Aug. 2018 In one testing area, employees can raise the temperature to ninety-five degrees Fahrenheit and crank up the car’s A.C., or lower the temperature to twenty degrees, simulating a frosty morning in New Hampshire. Naomi Fry, The New Yorker, "Scott Pruitt’s Dirty Politics," 3 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of frosty

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

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The first known use of frosty was before the 12th century

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frosty

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of frosty

: cold enough to produce frost

: covered with frost

: unfriendly or cold

frosty

adjective
\ˈfrȯ-stē \
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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