[ fraw-stee, fros-tee ]
/ ˈfrɔ sti, ˈfrɒs ti /

adjective, frost·i·er, frost·i·est.

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

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at frost, -y1


frost·i·ly, adverbfrost·i·ness, nounfrost·less, adjectiveun·frost·y, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for frosty

/ (ˈfrɒstɪ) /

adjective frostier or frostiest

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

Derived forms of frosty

frostily, adverbfrostiness, noun
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