What does frosty mean?

Definitions for frosty
ˈfrɔ sti, ˈfrɒs tifrosty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. frigid, frosty, frozen, glacial, icy, wintryadjective

    devoid of warmth and cordiality; expressive of unfriendliness or disdain

    "a frigid greeting"; "got a frosty reception"; "a frozen look on their faces"; "a glacial handshake"; "icy stare"; "wintry smile"

  2. frosty, rimed, rimyadjective

    covered with frost

    "a frosty glass"; "hedgerows were rimed and stiff with frost"-Wm.Faulkner

  3. crisp, frosty, nipping, nippy, snappyadjective

    pleasantly cold and invigorating

    "crisp clear nights and frosty mornings"; "a nipping wind"; "a nippy fall day"; "snappy weather"


  1. frostyadjective

    Cold, chilly.

  2. frostyadjective

    Having frost on it.

    The frosty pumpkin is the sign of the end of the growing season, soon the greenery will wither and harvest end for the year.

  3. frostyadjective

    Having an aloof or inhospitable manner.

    After the divorce, she was civil but frosty to her ex.

  4. Frostynoun

    A generic name for a snowman.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Frostyadjective

    Etymology: from frost.

    For all my blood in Rome’s great quarrel shed,
    For all the frosty nights that I have watch’d,
    Be pitiful to my condemned sons. William Shakespeare, Titus Andronicus.

    The air, if very cold, irritateth the flame, and maketh it burn more fiercely; as fire scorcheth in frosty weather. Francis Bacon.

    A gnat, half starved with cold and hunger, went out one frosty morning to a bee-hive. Roger L'Estrange.

    What a frosty spirited rogue is this! William Shakespeare, Henry IV.

    Where is loyalty?
    If it be banish’d from the frosty head,
    Where shall it find a harbour in the earth? William Shakespeare, H. VI.


  1. frosty

    Frosty generally refers to extremely cold temperatures or conditions that cause freezing or ice to form. It can also describe a demeanor or atmosphere that is unfriendly, cold, or aloof.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Frostyadjective

    attended with, or producing, frost; having power to congeal water; cold; freezing; as, a frosty night

  2. Frostyadjective

    covered with frost; as, the grass is frosty

  3. Frostyadjective

    chill in affection; without warmth of affection or courage

  4. Frostyadjective

    appearing as if covered with hoarfrost; white; gray-haired; as, a frosty head

  5. Etymology: [Cf. AS. fyrstig.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of frosty in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of frosty in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of frosty in a Sentence

  1. Christina G. Rossetti:

    In the bleak midwinter Frosty wind made moan, Earth stood hard as iron, Water like a stone Snow had fallen, snow on snow, Snow on snow, In the bleak midwinter, Long ago.

  2. Christina Rossetti, A Christmas Carol:

    In the bleak midwinter Frosty wind made moan, Earth stood hard as iron, Water like a stone; Snow had fallen, snow on snow, Snow on snow, In the bleak midwinter, Long ago.

  3. David Makovsky:

    Israel's relations with Barack Obama were frosty, they got off to a bad start and never recovered, but Joe Biden is someone Israelis know. Joe Biden's been around for a longtime.

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    a feeling facetious merriment
    • A. sapling
    • B. anestrus
    • C. jocularity
    • D. impounding

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