Search Result for "icy":
1. devoid of warmth and cordiality; expressive of unfriendliness or disdain;
- Example: "a frigid greeting"
- Example: "got a frosty reception"
- Example: "a frozen look on their faces"
- Example: "a glacial handshake"
- Example: "icy stare"
- Example: "wintry smile"
[syn: frigid, frosty, frozen, glacial, icy, wintry]
2. extremely cold;
- Example: "an arctic climate"
- Example: "a frigid day"
- Example: "gelid waters of the North Atlantic"
- Example: "glacial winds"
- Example: "icy hands"
- Example: "polar weather"
[syn: arctic, frigid, gelid, glacial, icy, polar]
3. covered with or containing or consisting of ice;
- Example: "icy northern waters"
4. shiny and slick as with a thin coating of ice;
- Example: "roads and trees glazed with an icy film"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Icy \I"cy\, a. [Compar. Icier; superl. Iciest.] [AS. [imac]sig. See Ice.] 1. Pertaining to, resembling, or abounding in, ice; cold; frosty. "Icy chains." --Shak. "Icy region." --Boyle. "Icy seas." --Pope. [1913 Webster] 2. Characterized by coldness, as of manner, influence, etc.; chilling; frigid; cold. [1913 Webster] Icy was the deportment with which Philip received these demonstrations of affection. --Motley. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
157 Moby Thesaurus words for "icy": Olympian, Siberian, affectless, algid, aloof, anesthetized, arctic, autistic, backward, bashful, below zero, biting, bitter, bitterly cold, blank, blast-frozen, bleak, blunt, boreal, brisk, brumal, catatonic, chill, chilled, chilly, cold, cold as charity, cold as death, cold as ice, cold as marble, cold-blooded, coldhearted, congealed, constrained, cool, crisp, cutting, detached, disaccordant, discreet, dispassionate, distant, drugged, dull, emotionally dead, emotionless, exclusive, expressionless, forbidding, freezing, freezing cold, frigid, frostbitten, frosted, frostnipped, frosty, frozen, frozen solid, gelid, glacial, guarded, heartless, hibernal, hiemal, hyperborean, ice, ice-cold, ice-encrusted, icelike, icy-cold, immovable, impassible, impassive, impersonal, inaccessible, inclement, incompatible, indifferent, inexcitable, inhospitable, inimical, insusceptible, introverted, keen, modest, nipping, nippy, nonemotional, numbing, objective, obtuse, offish, out of touch, passionless, penetrating, piercing, pinching, quick-frozen, raw, remote, removed, repressed, reserved, restrained, reticent, retiring, rigorous, seclusive, self-absorbed, severe, sharp, sharp-frozen, shivery, shrinking, sleety, slushy, snappy, soulless, spiritless, standoff, standoffish, stone-cold, strained, subdued, subzero, supercooled, suppressed, tense, unaffable, unaffectionate, unamiable, unamicable, unapproachable, uncongenial, uncordial, undemonstrative, unemotional, unexpansive, unfeeling, unfriendly, ungenial, unharmonious, unimpassioned, unimpressionable, unloving, unpassionate, unresponding, unresponsive, unsociable, unsusceptible, unsympathetic, untouchable, winterbound, winterlike, wintery, wintry, withdrawn