- characterized by or producing frost; freezing; very cold: frosty weather.
- consisting of or covered with a frost: frosty designs on the windows; an avenue of frosty trees.
- lacking warmth of feeling; unfriendly: Their frosty greeting puzzled us.
- resembling frost; white or gray: a wedding dress of frosty satin.
- of or characteristic of old age: a frosty brow.
Origin of frosty
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Examples from the Web for frostily
Then: "I think you had better leave me," she told him frostily.The Snare
"You are pleased to be amused, ma'am," says Charles frostily.The Historical Nights Entertainment, Second Series
"I was unaware that the E's must heed court orders," he said frostily.Eight Keys to Eden
Mark Irvin Clifton
"I shouldn't like to have it cut off at all I'm quite sure," said Mrs. Frost frostily.The City of Fire
Grace Livingston Hill
The Major stared at him frostily, and then his mood changed.The Knights of Arthur
- characterized by frosta frosty night
- covered by or decorated with frost
- lacking warmth or enthusiasmthe new plan had a frosty reception
- like frost in appearance or colour; hoary
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Word Origin and History for frostily
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