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icy

adjective uk   /ˈaɪ.si/ us  

icy adjective (COLD)

B1 covered in ice: icy roads an icy pavementSnow and iceCold B1 extremely cold: She opened the window and I was hit by an icy blast of air. He fell into the icy waters of the Moscow river. Her skin was icy to the touch.ColdSnow and ice

icy adjective (UNFRIENDLY)

B2 unfriendly and showing no emotion: an icy stareNot being friendlyNot saying muchBlunt and direct in speech and behaviourNot showing or feeling emotionsControlling emotions
icily
adverb uk   /-sɪ.li/ us  
C2 She stared icily at us.Not being friendlyNot saying muchBlunt and direct in speech and behaviourNot showing or feeling emotionsControlling emotions
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