Pronunciation of Icy
/ˈa͡ɪsi/, /ˈaɪsi/, /ˈaɪ_s_i/
Antonyms for icy:
Synonyms for icy:
forbidding, stiff, hard-boiled, Cold-hearted, roughly, antagonistic, icily, haughty, remote, offhand, sourly, rough, impersonal, ill-disposed, sour, antisocial, coolly, uncaring, inimical, severely, misanthropic, stony-faced, disobliging, stonily, standoffish, unsociable, unsmiling, spiteful, hostile, stiffly, unwelcoming, inhospitable, unpleasant, stony, nice, unapproachable.
frozen; slippery when frozen (adjective)
gruff, stringent, draconian, dry, obdurate, brisk, brusque, censorious, dour, basic, tart, ascetic, meticulous, curt, precise, austere, correct, intense, harsh, astringent, stiff-necked, stark, obstinate, fundamental, intolerant, caustic, frosty, strait-laced, severe, critical, blunt, relentless, raw, puritanical, imperial, disciplined, unbending, rigid, uncompromising, exacting, stern, strict, prudish, abrupt, lean, inflexible, keen, acute, cutting, cool, bleak, short, acerbic, authoritarian, sharp, chilly, piquant, rigorous, acrimonious, demanding, grim, spartan, spare, oppressive, hidebound, crisp.
Sense 1 (noun)
Usage examples for icy:
- She maintained under his scrutiny an icy, motionless dignity. - "The Grey Cloak", Harold MacGrath.
- Rodolphe looked at me, his eyes were fixed; he put his hand in mine and I felt it tremble, it was burning and icy all at once. - "Bohemians of the Latin Quarter", Henry Murger.
- It all came back to him, and caused him to break out in icy perspiration at the mere thought of it ... - "Four Weird Tales", Algernon Blackwood.