adjective, frost·i·er, frost·i·est.

  1. characterized by or producing frost; freezing; very cold: frosty weather.
  2. consisting of or covered with a frost: frosty designs on the windows; an avenue of frosty trees.
  3. lacking warmth of feeling; unfriendly: Their frosty greeting puzzled us.
  4. resembling frost; white or gray: a wedding dress of frosty satin.
  5. of or characteristic of old age: a frosty brow.

adjective frostier or frostiest

  1. characterized by frosta frosty night
  2. covered by or decorated with frost
  3. lacking warmth or enthusiasmthe new plan had a frosty reception
  4. like frost in appearance or colour; hoary

Old English forstig, fyrstig (cf. Dutch vorstig, German frostig); see frost (n.) + -y (2). Figurative use from late 14c. Related: Frostily; frostiness.

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