adjective (frostier; -est) Date: before 12th century 1. a. 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
frostily adverbfrostiness noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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