- I(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)adj. raw, brisk, cold.II(Roget's IV) modif.Syn. chilly, frosty, icy, snowy, frigid, cold, bleak, raw, biting, hiemal, cutting.Ant. warm*, summery, balmy.III(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.hiemal, hibernal, brumal, cold, frigid, bone-chilling, raw, biting, bitter, snowy, frost-patterned, filigreed with frost, stark, pristine, frozen, icy.ANT.: summery, hot, warmIV(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective Very cold: arctic, boreal, freezing, frigid, frosty, gelid, glacial, icy, polar. Archaic: frore. Idiom: bitter (or bitterly) cold. See HOT.
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wintry — [win′tər ē, win′trēwin′trē] adj. wintrier, wintriest of or like winter; cold, bleak, etc. [a wintry day, a wintry stare]: also wintery [win′tər ē, win′trē] wintrily [win′trə lē] adv. wintriness [win′trē nis] n … English World dictionary
Wintry — Win try, a. [AS. wintrig.] Suitable to winter; resembling winter, or what belongs to winter; brumal; hyemal; cold; stormy; wintery. [1913 Webster] Touch our chilled hearts with vernal smile, Our wintry course do thou beguile. Keble. [1913… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
wintry — (adj.) O.E. wintrig; see WINTER (Cf. winter) + Y (Cf. y) (2); but modern use a new formation [OED] … Etymology dictionary
wintry — [adj] cold, snowy biting, bleak, brumal, chilly, cutting, desolate, dismal, freezing, frigid, frosty, frozen, harsh, hibernal, hiemal, icebox*, icy, raw, snappy, three dog night*; concepts 525,605 Ant. hot, summery … New thesaurus
wintry — (also wintery) ► ADJECTIVE (wintrier, wintriest) ▪ characteristic of winter, especially in being very cold or bleak … English terms dictionary
wintry — [[t]wɪ̱ntri[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n Wintry weather is cold and has features that are typical of winter. Wintry weather continues to sweep across Britain... A wintry wind was blowing. ...a dark wintry day. 2) ADJ GRADED If you describe… … English dictionary
wintry — UK [ˈwɪntrɪ] / US adjective Word forms wintry : adjective wintry comparative wintrier superlative wintriest 1) a) cold and typical of winter a cold wintry night the wintry landscape b) wintry sunlight is pale, and produces little warmth 2)… … English dictionary
wintry — wintrily, adv. wintriness, n. /win tree/, adj., wintrier, wintriest. 1. of or characteristic of winter: wintry blasts; wintry skies. 2. resembling winter weather; having snow, frost, cold, storms, etc.: We had wintry weather well into May last… … Universalium
wintry — win|try [ wıntri ] adjective 1. ) cold and typical of winter: a cold wintry night the wintry landscape a ) wintry SUNLIGHT is pale, and produces little warmth 2. ) deliberately unfriendly: a wintry smile … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
wintry — win|try [ˈwıntri] adj also win|ter|y [ˈwıntəri] 1.) cold or typical of winter →↑summery ▪ a wintry day ▪ wintry showers 2.) a wintry smile or expression is not very friendly … Dictionary of contemporary English
wintry — adj. (also wintery) (; wintrier, wintriest) 1 characteristic of winter (wintry weather; a wintry sun; a wintry landscape). 2 (of a smile, greeting, etc.) lacking warmth or enthusiasm. Derivatives: wintrily adv. wintriness n. Etymology: OE wintrig … Useful english dictionary