Glacial - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈɡleɪʃl|  American pronunciation of the word glacial
Brit.  |ˈɡleɪsɪəl|  British pronunciation of the word glacial

adjective

- devoid of warmth and cordiality; expressive of unfriendliness or disdain(syn: frigid, frosty, frozen, icy, wintry)

a glacial handshake

- extremely cold(syn: arctic, frigid, gelid, icy, polar)

glacial winds

Examples

Progress on the bill has been glacial.

...a glacial weather front coming down from Canada will bring freezing temperatures this weekend...

Change was coming, but at a glacial pace.

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