frosty

[fraw-stee, fros-tee]
adjective, frostier, frostiest.
1.
characterized by or producing frost; freezing; very cold: frosty weather.
2.
consisting of or covered with a frost: frosty designs on the windows; an avenue of frosty trees.
3.
lacking warmth of feeling; unfriendly: Their frosty greeting puzzled us.
4.
resembling frost; white or gray: a wedding dress of frosty satin.
5.
of or characteristic of old age: a frosty brow.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English; see frost, -y1

frostily, adverb
frostiness, noun
frostless, adjective
unfrosty, adjective
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frosty (ˈfrɒstɪ)
 
adj , frostier, frostiest
1.  characterized by frost: a frosty night
2.  covered by or decorated with frost
3.  lacking warmth or enthusiasm: the new plan had a frosty reception
4.  like frost in appearance or colour; hoary
 
'frostily
 
adv
 
'frostiness
 
n

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frosty
O.E. fyrstig (cf. Du. vorstig, Ger. frostig); see frost + -y (2). Related: Frostiness.
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frosty definition


  1. n.
    and frosty one. a beer; a cold beer. : I need a frosty one after all that work. , Hey, dude! How bout a frosty?
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Example sentences
So far, he hasn't unearthed any dinosaurs that appear to have lived only in
  frosty climes.
Don't dare leave without trying one of these frosty, sweet, and slightly earthy
  gifts from the desert.
The frosty planet apparently falls within the habitable zone, and may support
  liquid water.
The two countries have been improving ties despite decades of frosty relations
  and rivalry.
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