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English definition of “icy”

icy

adjective (UNFRIENDLY)    /ˈaɪ.si/
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     /-sɪ.li/ adverb C2 She stared icily at us.Not being friendlyNot saying muchBlunt and direct in speech and behaviourNot showing or feeling emotionsControlling emotions
(Definition of icy adjective (UNFRIENDLY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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