Synonyms for cold


Grammar : Adj, noun
Spell : kohld
Phonetic Transcription : koʊld

Top 10 synonyms for cold Other synonyms for the word cold

Définition of cold

Origin :
  • Old English cald (Anglian), ceald (West Saxon) "cold, cool" (adj.), "coldness," from Proto-Germanic *kaldaz (cf. Old Frisian and Old Saxon kald, Old High German and German kalt, Old Norse kaldr, Gothic kalds "cold"), possibly a past participle adjective of *kal-/*kol-, from PIE root *gel-/*gol- "cold" (cf. Latin gelare "to freeze," gelu "frost," glacies "ice").
  • Meaning "not strong" (in reference to scent) is 1590s, from hunting. Cold front in weather is from 1921. Cold-call in the sales pitch sense first recorded 1972. Japanese has two words for "cold:" samui for coldness in the atmosphere or environment; tsumetai for things which are cold to touch, and also in the figurative sense, with reference to personalities, behaviors, etc.
  • adj chilly, freezing
  • adj aloof, unresponsive
  • noun frigid conditions
Example sentences :
  • You can't get them too cold for Perce at breakfast, nowadays.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • When he awoke the cold light of the morning was stealing in.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • It had grown much too cold to do without some sort of artificial covering.
  • Extract from : « Ancient Man » by Hendrik Willem van Loon
  • Hunger and cold seemed to have driven them from their former homes.
  • Extract from : « Ancient Man » by Hendrik Willem van Loon
  • Whole tribes and clans were wiped out by hunger and cold and want.
  • Extract from : « Ancient Man » by Hendrik Willem van Loon
  • The struggle to keep alive during the cold period was terrible.
  • Extract from : « Ancient Man » by Hendrik Willem van Loon
  • When it is cold, the dog finds a spot in front of the stove.
  • Extract from : « Ancient Man » by Hendrik Willem van Loon
  • Because the weather was cold and wet, the ceremonies were conducted indoors.
  • Extract from : « United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches » by Various
  • She said all was cold in the church, and nothing to catch hold on there.
  • Extract from : « Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. 327 » by Various
  • "He will not be here for his birthday," said Austin, in cold, even tones.
  • Extract from : « Viviette » by William J. Locke

Antonyms for cold

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