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Synonyms of cold in English:


  • 1 a cold day
    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frigid, frosty, glacial, lukewarm, haughty, supercilious, disdainful, aloof, distant, remote, indifferent, reserved, withdrawn, uncommunicative, unresponsive, unfeeling, unemotional, dispassionate, passionless, wooden, impersonal, formal, stiff, austere;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 on
    hesitate, falter, delay, drag one's feet, stall, think twice, change one's mind, waver, oscillate, fluctuate, vacillate, be undecided, be indecisive, be irresolute, see-saw, yo-yo;
    British haver, hum and haw
    informal sit on the fence, dilly-dally, shilly-shally, pussyfoot around, blow 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
    snub, ignore, slight, spurn, shun, disdain, look right through, look past, turn one's back on, cold-shoulder, freeze out, steer clear of;
    British send to Coventry
    informal give someone the brush-off, cut, cut dead, knock back, give someone the go-by
    British informal blank

    Word links

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

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