(noun, adjective)


1. relating to or derived from a glacier

- glacial deposit

2. devoid of warmth and cordiality; expressive of unfriendliness or disdain

- a glacial handshake

Similar word(s): cold, frigid, frosty, frozen, icy, wintry

3. extremely cold

- glacial winds

Similar word(s): cold, arctic, frigid, gelid, icy, polar

Sentences with glacial as an adjective:

- We examined the glacial deposits.

- After the rain and frost, the pavements were glacial.

- On cold days, glacial acetic acid will freeze in the bottle.

- He gave me a glacial stare.


1. A glacial period