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English definition of “wintry”

wintry

adjective uk   /ˈwɪn.tri/ us  

wintry adjective (LIKE WINTER)

typical of winter: It looks like this wintry weather is here to stay. This afternoon we may see some wintry showers (= snow mixed with rain) over higher ground. Wintry conditions are making roads hazardous for drivers in the northeast of England.ColdSnow and ice

wintry adjective (EXPRESSION)

literary unfriendly and disapproving: She gave a wintry smile.Not being friendlyNot saying muchBlunt and direct in speech and behaviour
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