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glacial

gla·cial

glacial

 
 
pronunciation:
gleI shl
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of, concerning, coming from, or marked by the presence of glaciers or other large ice masses.
a glacial era
definition 2: caused by glaciers or their movement.
glacial scouring on a rock face
definition 3: exceptionally cold; icy.
a glacial night
similar words:
arctic, frigid
definition 4: unfriendly, remote, or indifferent.
His new young girlfriend received a glacial reception from people who had known and loved his recently deceased wife.
similar words:
frigid
definition 5: exceptionally slow, like the movement of a glacier.
The arthritic old man was walking at a glacial pace.
derivation: glacially (adv.)