Indifferent vs Frost - What's the difference?
As a verb indifferent
As a proper noun frost is
Not caring or concerned; uninterested, apathetic.
Mediocre, usually used negatively in modern usage.
- He was indifferent to the proposal, since it didn't affect him, either way.
- The long distance and the indifferent roads made the journey impossible.
* Sir Walter Scott
- The performance of Blue Jays has been '''indifferent'' this season.
Having no preference or bias, being impartial.
- The staterooms are in indifferent order.
- ''I am indifferent between the two plans.
Not making a difference; without significance or importance.
- indifferent in his choice to sleep or die
- Even if one appliance consumes an indifferent amount of energy when left on stand-by overnight, together they can represent 10% of the electricity demand of a household.
* Jeremy Taylor
- Dangers are to me indifferent .
* Nathaniel Hawthorne
- Everything in the world is indifferent but sin.
(mechanics) Being in the state of neutral equilibrium.
- His slightest and most indifferent acts were odious in the clergyman's sight.
* , act 4, scene 1:
*: Let their heads be sleekly combed their blue coats brushed and their garters of an indifferent knit
(obsolete) To some extent, in some degree (intermediate between very'' and ''not at all ); moderately, tolerably, fairly.
- The face of the Moon appearing to me to be full of indifferent high mountains...
* Now obsolete, but very common c. 1600-1730.
A cover of minute ice crystals on objects that are exposed to the air. Frost is formed by the same process as dew, except that the temperature of the frosted object is below freezing.
* 1748 . David Hume. Enquiries concerning the human understanding and concerning the principles of moral. London: Oxford University Press, 1973. § 47.
The cold weather that causes these ice crystals to form.
(figurative) Coldness or insensibility; severity or rigidity of character.
* Sir Walter Scott
- It is more probable, in almost every country of Europe, that there will be frost sometime in January, than that the weather will continue open throughout that whole month;
(obsolete) The act of freezing; the congelation of water or other liquid.
- It was one of those moments of intense feeling when the frost of the Scottish people melts like a snow-wreath.
* black frost
* degree of frost
* hoar frost, hoarfrost
* Jack Frost
* uremic frost
To get covered with frost .
To coat something (e.g. a cake) with icing to resemble frost.
To anger or annoy.
- I think the boss's decision frosted him, a bit.