adj. ic·i·er, ic·i·est
1. Containing or covered with ice: an icy road.
2. Bitterly cold; freezing: an icy day. See Synonyms at cold.
a. Unfriendly or hostile: an icy stare.
b. Showing no emotion: icy detachment.
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