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Definition 1: extremely cold - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where icy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an arctic climate
  • a frigid day
  • gelid waters of the North Atlantic
  • glacial winds
  • icy hands
  • polar weather

Synonyms for icy in the sense of this definition

(icy is similar to ...) having a low or inadequate temperature or feeling a sensation of coldness or having been made cold by e.g. ice or refrigeration

"a cold climate" "a cold room" "dinner has gotten cold" "cold fingers" "if you are cold, turn up the heat" "a cold beer"

Definition 2: devoid of warmth and cordiality; expressive of unfriendliness or disdain - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where icy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for icy in the sense of this definition

(icy is similar to ...) extended meanings; especially of psychological coldness; without human warmth or emotion

"a cold unfriendly nod" "a cold and unaffectionate person" "a cold impersonal manner" "cold logic" "the concert left me cold"

Definition 3: covered with or containing or consisting of ice - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where icy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • icy northern waters

(icy is similar to ...) turned into ice; affected by freezing or by long and severe cold

"the frozen North" "frozen pipes" "children skating on a frozen brook"

Definition 4: shiny and slick as with a thin coating of ice - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where icy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • roads and trees glazed with an icy film

(icy is similar to ...) having a shiny surface or coating

"glazed fabrics" "glazed doughnuts"

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