• WordNet 3.6
    • adv frostily without warmth or enthusiasm "`Come in if you have to,' he said frostily"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • adv Frostily In a frosty manner.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • frostily In a frosty manner; with frost or excessive cold.
    • frostily Without warmth of affection; coldly.
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In literature:

He had no sense of humour, and was as frostily cruel as an icicle.
"Jerry of the Islands" by Jack London
Then: "I think you had better leave me," she told him frostily.
"The Snare" by Rafael Sabatini
He, too, swung a massive club, and, like his colleague, he gazed frostily at Archie.
"Indiscretions of Archie" by P. G. Wodehouse
Chime after chime dropped down frostily into the almost rancid heat of the court.
"In the Wilderness" by Robert Hichens
Yet, always, when she looked at McCan, her face went hard and pitiless and her eyes flashed frostily.
"Smoke Bellew" by Jack London
A few moments later the quiet of the library was broken by the butler entering with decanters and ice, and glasses that tinkled frostily.
"The Fighting Chance" by Robert W. Chambers
They grinned, frostily at first, then more broadly.
"Scattergood Baines" by Clarence Budington Kelland
The sun was setting redly, frostily, in a gray world of sky-mist and river-mist and spectral bridge and spire.
"Red Pottage" by Mary Cholmondeley
Half-past twelve struck, and she grew more impatient; the blue eyes sparkled frostily, the red lips became more tightly set.
"Adrien Leroy" by Charles Garvice
He drew himself frostily into his robes.
"Romance" by Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer

In poetry:

His algid and unruffled brow
Gleamed frostily, and, as he eyed
His raging foes, he seemed, I vow,
Gelidity personified.
"The Impervious Iceberg" by C J Dennis
The third ship drove towards the north,
Over the sea, the darkening sea,
But no breath of wind came forth,
And the decks shone frostily.
"The North Ship" by Philip Larkin

In news:

How is it that we seventy- and eighty-year-olds still frostily survive.