1. [ adjective ] devoid of warmth and cordiality; expressive of unfriendliness or disdain
Synonyms: icy frozen frosty wintry frigid

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

Related terms: cold
2. [ adjective ] relating to or derived from a glacier

"glacial deposit"

Related terms: glacier
3. [ adjective ] extremely cold
Synonyms: icy frigid freezing gelid polar arctic

"an arctic climate" "let's get inside I'm freezing" "a frigid day" "gelid waters of the North Atlantic" "glacial winds" "icy hands" "polar weather"

Related terms: cold
Similar spelling:   glacially