frosty

Something that's frosty is covered with pale, icy frost. If you live in Vermont, your car windshield is probably frosty most winter mornings.

You can describe the weather as frosty when there's a sharp chill in the air, or you can use the word more literally, to mean "covered in frost," like your frosty front lawn. When a person is frosty, however, she's emotionally cold — haughty, aloof, or even unfriendly. Frosty comes from the Old English fyrstig, "as cold as frost."

Primary Meanings of frosty

1.
adj
covered with frost
2.
adj
devoid of warmth and cordiality; expressive of unfriendliness or disdain
Full Definitions of frosty
1

adj covered with frost

“a frosty glass”
Synonyms:
rimed, rimy
cold
having a low or inadequate temperature or feeling a sensation of coldness or having been made cold by e.g. ice or refrigeration

adj pleasantly cold and invigorating

Synonyms:
crisp, nipping, nippy, snappy
cold
having a low or inadequate temperature or feeling a sensation of coldness or having been made cold by e.g. ice or refrigeration
2

adj devoid of warmth and cordiality; expressive of unfriendliness or disdain

“got a frosty reception”
Synonyms:
frigid, frozen, glacial, icy, wintry
cold
extended meanings; especially of psychological coldness; without human warmth or emotion

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