1. graded adjective & adjective [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. graded adjective If you describe someone's attitude or behaviour as wintry, you mean that they seem very unfriendly. frosty OPPOSITE: warm ⇒ He was, according to witnesses, extremely wintry with Her Royal Highness.
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