Definition of frosty adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈfrɒsti//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈfrɔːsti//
    (frostier, frostiest)
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  1. 1(of the weather) extremely cold; cold with frost a frosty morning He breathed in the frosty air. It’s frosty outside.
  2. 2covered with frost frosty fields
  3. 3unfriendly, in a way that suggests that somebody does not approve of something a frosty look/reply My questions were met with a frosty silence. The latest proposals were given a frosty reception.
  4. Extra examples The atmosphere in the room was decidedly frosty. The day dawned cold and frosty. when the weather turns frosty He received a frosty reception from the US media. I looked out over the frosty fields. It was a bright, frosty day. Mary fixed a frosty gaze on him. She felt decidedly uncomfortable faced with the old woman’s frosty manner. The lights twinkled in the frosty air. Young plants should be protected in frosty weather.
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