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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ahy-suh-lee]
    • /ˈaɪ sə li/
    • /ˈaɪ.si/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ahy-suh-lee]
    • /ˈaɪ sə li/

Definitions of iciness word

  • adverb iciness in an icy manner: I received him icily because of the harsh way he had treated me. 1
  • noun iciness The state or quality of being icy or very cold; frigidity. 1
  • noun iciness the condition of being icy or very cold 0
  • noun iciness a manner that is cold or reserved; aloofness 0
  • noun iciness the quality or state of being icy 0

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Origin of iciness

First appearance:

before 1840
One of the 33% newest English words
First recorded in 1840-50; icy + -ly

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Parts of speech for Iciness


iciness popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 85% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

iciness usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for iciness

noun iciness

  • coolness — moderately cold; neither warm nor cold: a rather cool evening.
  • frostily — characterized by or producing frost; freezing; very cold: frosty weather.
  • coldness — having a relatively low temperature; having little or no warmth: cold water; a cold day.
  • chillier — mildly cold or producing a sensation of cold; causing shivering; chill: a chilly breeze.
  • frigidity — the state or condition of being frigid.

Antonyms for iciness

noun iciness

  • warmth — the quality or state of being warm; moderate or gentle heat.

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