Gelid

Pronunciation: [ jel-id ]


Definition: adjective

very cold; icy

Origin: Early 17th century; Latin


Etymology: from Latin gelidus, from gelu ‘frost, intense cold’


Usage:


Synonyms:

  • frozen

  • icy

  • freezing

  • arctic

  • polar

Antonyms:

  • hot

  • warm

Example:

The gelid pond was a beautiful sight to see in the winter.

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