Definition of warmth in English:

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Pronunciation: /wôrmTH/


1The quality, state, or sensation of being warm; moderate and comfortable heat: the warmth of the sun on her skin
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  • I appreciate the sun, the increased hours of daylight, some moderate warmth.
  • Touching her hands is like touching ice, without warmth even in the heat of summer.
  • You can expect about six hours of sunshine a day, and warmth rather than heat - ideal for walking.
1.1Enthusiasm, affection, or kindness: she smiled with real warmth
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  • The Queen Mother through her gracious smile generated warmth and kindness to us all.
  • Nana, another year has passed yet the memory of you, your warmth and love and kindness and the lessons you taught me, do not fade.
  • Wit, irony and lightness were always balanced, for Smith, by genuine affection and warmth.
friendliness, amiability, geniality, cordiality, kindness, tenderness, fondness;
benevolence, charity;
enthusiasm, eagerness, ardor, fervor, energy, effusiveness
1.2Vehemence or intensity of emotion: “Of course not,” he snapped, with a warmth that he regretted
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  • A rare British treat filled with wit, warmth and enough emotion to melt the hardest heart.
  • I wanted her to either slap me or show me some warmth, the emotional distance was too much to bear.
  • Things with no eyes flitted about at the corner of the trio's vision, having no fear in this place devoid of emotion, of warmth.

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Syllabification: warmth

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