Synonyms of cold in English:



  • 1 a cold day
    chilly, cool, freezing, icy, snowy, icy-cold, glacial, wintry, crisp, frosty, frigid, bitter, bitterly cold, biting, piercing, numbing, sharp, raw, polar, arctic, Siberian
    informal nippy, brass monkeys
    British informal parky
    literary chill
    [Antonyms] hot
  • 2 I'm very cold
    chilly, chilled, cool, freezing, frozen, frozen stiff, frozen/chilled to the bone/marrow, shivery, numbed, benumbed, suffering from hypothermia, hypothermic, suffering from exposure
    [Antonyms] hot
  • 3 Rodrigo met with a cold and scornful reception
    unfriendly, cool, inhospitable, unwelcoming, unsympathetic, forbidding, stony, frigid, frosty, glacial, lukewarm, haughty, supercilious, disdainful, aloof, distant, remote, indifferent, reserved, withdrawn, uncommunicative, unresponsive, unfeeling, unemotional, dispassionate, passionless, wooden, impersonal, formal, stiff, austere; cold-blooded, cold-hearted, stony-hearted
    informal stand-offish, offish
    rare gelid
    [Antonyms] warm, friendly
  • Phrases

    get cold feet

    the groom also gets cold feet when he finds out what's been going onhesitatefalterdelaydrag one's feetstallthink twicechange one's mindwaveroscillatefluctuatevacillatebe undecidedbe indecisivebe irresolutesee-sawyo-yoBritishhaverhum and haw informalsit on the fencedilly-dallyshilly-shallypussyfoot aroundblow hot and cold

    give someone the cold shoulder

    he was given the cold shoulder or treated like a ghost by certain of the dealers
    [Antonyms] acknowledge
    snubignoreslightspurnshundisdainlook right throughlook pastturn one's back oncold-shoulderfreeze outsteer clear ofBritishsend to Coventry informalgive someone the brush-offcutcut deadknock backgive someone the go-byBritish informalblank

    Word links

    cryo- related prefix, as in cryogenics, cryobiology
    cheimaphobia fear of cold

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