What is another word for frostily?

Pronunciation: [fɹˈɒstɪlɪ] (IPA)

Frostily is an adverb that describes someone behaving in a cold and unsympathetic manner. It can also refer to something that is done briskly or with indifference. Some synonyms for frostily include aloofly, coldly, detachedly, unfriendly, unapproachable, and uninviting. Other similar words include stone-faced, icy, rigid, stern, and distant. These words are often used to describe someone's behavior when they are being unfriendly or unapproachable. For instance, a frostily polite person would be someone who is polite but does so in a distant and formal manner. Whether used to describe a person or their actions, synonyms for frostily depict a lack of warmth and emotion in their behavior.

Usage examples for Frostily

The sea was lifting and whitening; something of mistiness had grown up over the horizon that made a blue dulness of the junction of the elements there; but though a few clouds out of the collection of vapour in the north-east had floated to the zenith and were sailing down the south-west heaven, the azure remained pure and the sun very frostily white and sparkling.
"The Frozen Pirate"
W. Clark Russell
"I have no idea," the first officer said frostily, "no idea at all.
"Once a Greech"
Evelyn E. Smith
"I was unaware that the E's must heed court orders," he said frostily.
"Eight Keys to Eden"
Mark Irvin Clifton

Famous quotes with Frostily

  • The stars glittered frostily overhead, unconcerned with the fate of Atlantis — stars that would be shining thousands of years hence when Atlantis was not even a memory.
    Henry Kuttner

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