frostiness


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Related to frostiness: frostily, coldness, iciness

frost·y

 (frô′stē, frŏs′tē)
adj. frost·i·er, frost·i·est
1. Producing or characterized by frost; freezing. See Synonyms at cold.
2. Covered with frost: looked out the frosty windows on the cold, winter morning.
3. Silvery white; hoary: frosty hair.
4. Cold in manner; unfriendly: a frosty look; a frosty farewell.
5. Lacking enthusiasm: The movie got a frosty review.

frost′i·ly adv.
frost′i·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.frostiness - coldness as evidenced by frost
low temperature, cold, frigidity, frigidness, coldness - the absence of heat; "the coldness made our breath visible"; "come in out of the cold"; "cold is a vasoconstrictor"
2.frostiness - a silvery-white color
whiteness, white - the quality or state of the achromatic color of greatest lightness (bearing the least resemblance to black)

frostiness

noun
Translations

frostiness

[ˈfrɒstinɪs] n [smile, manner] → froideur f

frostiness

n (of weather, fig, of welcome etc) → Frostigkeit f

frostiness

[ˈfrɒstɪ£nɪs] nfreddezza
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