1. [ adjective ] covered with frost
Synonyms: rimed rimy frosted

"frosted windowpanes" "a frosty glass" "hedgerows were rimed and stiff with frost"-Wm.Faulkner

Related terms: cold
2. [ adjective ] devoid of warmth and cordiality; expressive of unfriendliness or disdain
Synonyms: icy frozen wintry glacial frigid

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

Related terms: cold
3. [ adjective ] pleasantly cold and invigorating
Synonyms: nipping nippy snappy parky crisp

"crisp clear nights and frosty mornings" "a nipping wind" "a nippy fall day" "snappy weather" (`parky' is a British term)

Related terms: UK cold
Similar spelling:   frost