• WordNet 3.6
    • adj frosty pleasantly cold and invigorating "crisp clear nights and frosty mornings","a nipping wind","a nippy fall day","snappy weather"
    • adj frosty covered with frost "a frosty glass","hedgerows were rimed and stiff with frost"-Wm.Faulkner"
    • adj frosty devoid of warmth and cordiality; expressive of unfriendliness or disdain "a frigid greeting","got a frosty reception","a frozen look on their faces","a glacial handshake","icy stare","wintry smile"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Frosty Appearing as if covered with hoarfrost; white; gray-haired; as, a frosty head.
    • Frosty Attended with, or producing, frost; having power to congeal water; cold; freezing; as, a frosty night.
    • Frosty Chill in affection; without warmth of affection or courage.
    • Frosty Covered with frost; as, the grass is frosty .
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • frosty Attended with or producing frost; so cold as to congeal water: as, frosty weather.
    • frosty Affected or injured by frost; containing or penetrated by frost; frozen; cold; dull.
    • frosty Figuratively, chill; chilling; without warmth, as of spirits, affection, or courage; tending to repel; discouraging; depressing.
    • frosty Resembling hoar frost; white; gray.
    • frosty Specifically, in entomology, glistening like hoar frost: an appearance generally due to minute white hairs.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Frosty producing or containing frost: chill in affection: frost-like
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  • William Shakespeare
    “My age is as a lusty winter, frosty but kindly.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. AS. fyrstig,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. frost, forstfréosan; cf. Ger. frost.


In literature:

The days were charming, corresponding to our Indian Summer, and the nights cool and frosty.
"Overland through Asia; Pictures of Siberian, Chinese, and Tartar Life" by Thomas Wallace Knox
Her quick words rippled on the frosty air.
"The Shadow of a Crime A Cumbrian Romance" by Hall Caine
Frosty and I would look at them, and then at each other; and Frosty's eyes were shiny, too.
"The Range Dwellers" by B. M. Bower
Keller looked at Yeager and laughed, but that young man met him with a frosty eye.
"Mavericks" by William MacLeod Raine
Her cheeks were like apples, and her whole face was glowing from the frosty air.
"Santa Claus's Partner" by Thomas Nelson Page
Ha, a cheerful fire against a frosty night!
"Lewis Rand" by Mary Johnston
The nights were frosty, bright, and calm.
"Our Holidays" by Various
The silvery vapour hung serenely on the far horizon, and the frosty stars blinked brightly.
"Uncle Silas" by J. S. LeFanu
The sun rose higher, suffusing the frosty blue heavens with a luminous golden glow, but John slept heavily on.
"The Hosts of the Air" by Joseph A. Altsheler
It was a bright, frosty night, when the carriage that had been sent to meet her drove up to the door.
"Gladys, the Reaper" by Anne Beale

In poetry:

And on the bough of the peach-tree bare
‘Neath the curtained window open thrown,
All in the chill and frosty air
A little brown bird is singing alone.
"In Winter" by Alice Guerin Crist
Tears started to Saint Brandan's eyes;
He bow'd his head, he breathed a prayer—
Then look'd, and lo, the frosty skies!
The iceberg, and no Judas there!
"Saint Brandan" by Matthew Arnold
Crimson, frosty with dew, the roses bend where
thou afar, moving in the glamorous sun,
drinkst in life of earth, of the air, the tissue
golden about thee.
"Apparuit" by Ezra Pound
Take me away into a storm of snow
So white and soft, I feel no deathly chill,
But listen to the murmuring overflow
Of clouds that fall in many a frosty rill!
"Unity In Space" by Rose Hawthorne Lathrop
A humble home, where pigeons coo,
Whose path leads under breezy lines
Of frosty-berried cedars to
A gate, one mass of trumpet-vines,
Is all I ask for me and you.
"Content" by Madison Julius Cawein
Long leagues on either hand the trenches spread
And all is still; now even this gross line
Drinks in the frosty silences divine
The pale, green moon is riding overhead.
"French Nocturne (Monchy-Le-Preux)" by C S Lewis

In news:

Frosty morning for some.
Monday's Morning Zone: Frosty and Jim Byrd.
Consumers frosty toward Windows 8, poll shows.
Dear Doctor Z, can watching a Ravens telecast make me ill. 'Dexter' recap, Season 7 episode 2, 'Sunshine and Frosty Swirl'.
Nothing says getting into the Christmas spirit more than The Grinch, Santa Claus, Will Ferrell as an elf and Frosty the Snowman.
This holiday season, the familiar warm glow of candles will be complemented by frosty winter wonderland colors and fragrances.
INTERVIEWS Hear Cold Cave's Frosty Goth -Pop Single 'A Little Death to Laugh'.
HOOSICK — State police say frosty pavement and unsafe speed led to a crash that killed a 26-year-old woman in Rensselaer County.
Using the scene as their backdrop, police officers from all over the Wasatch Front issued a plea and a warning: celebrate the holidays responsibly or you — or someone else — could end up like Frosty.
The next time a Nicholas Sparks movie hits the silver screen, expect it to be frosty.
07AM MST, on The Morning Zone, Author Frosty Wooldridge asks us to consider the one word that defines poverty and human misery around the world: illiteracy .
I placed three of my own frosty beverages atop the pile.
Frosty The Snowman / Winter Wonderland.
The reporters from New York received a frosty reception.
What's your first impulse when the alarm goes off on a frosty winter morning.