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Synonyms for cold

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cold, common cold(noun)

    a mild viral infection involving the nose and respiratory passages (but not the lungs)

    "will they never find a cure for the common cold?"

    common cold, low temperature, coldness, frigidness, frigidity

    flaming, red-hot, mild, thermal, overheated, hot, fervid, imperfect, tropical, calefactive, igneous, torrid, enthusiastic, fiery, blistering, sweltry, heatable, sizzling, close, sweltering, nigh, sultry, calefactory, near, white, white-hot, baking, alive(p), calefacient, fervent, scorching, heated up, heated, humane, warm, het up, warming, stifling, blistery, sensual, het, sulphurous, conscious, tropic, calorifacient, baking hot, fresh, hottish, live, calorific, sulfurous, loving, original

  2. coldness, cold, low temperature, frigidity, frigidness(noun)

    the absence of heat

    "the coldness made our breath visible"; "come in out of the cold"; "cold is a vasoconstrictor"

    chilliness, iciness, common cold, coolness, low temperature, frigidness, frigidity, coldness

    nigh, sizzling, tropical, heated, hot, calorific, sultry, live, hottish, scorching, torrid, fervent, loving, mild, het, heated up, tropic, conscious, humane, sulphurous, fervid, near, sweltering, baking, warming, stifling, red-hot, flaming, calorifacient, white-hot, thermal, close, original, warm, baking hot, blistery, sweltry, het up, overheated, white, heatable, fiery, alive(p), sensual, calefactive, enthusiastic, calefactory, imperfect, igneous, blistering, calefacient, sulfurous, fresh

  3. cold, coldness(adj)

    the sensation produced by low temperatures

    "he shivered from the cold"; "the cold helped clear his head"

    chilliness, iciness, common cold, coolness, low temperature, frigidness, frigidity, coldness

    loving, heatable, white-hot, sulfurous, baking hot, igneous, heated, humane, enthusiastic, hot, red-hot, live, calorifacient, alive(p), warming, close, stifling, conscious, sultry, blistering, sweltering, calefacient, fiery, het up, mild, calorific, overheated, sizzling, nigh, fervent, thermal, fervid, heated up, scorching, baking, tropic, hottish, original, torrid, calefactive, sulphurous, flaming, white, calefactory, tropical, blistery, het, warm, imperfect, fresh, sweltry, near, sensual

  4. cold(adj)

    having a low or inadequate temperature or feeling a sensation of coldness or having been made cold by e.g. ice or refrigeration

    "a cold climate"; "a cold room"; "dinner has gotten cold"; "cold fingers"; "if you are cold, turn up the heat"; "a cold beer"

    insensate, inhuman, moth-eaten, frigid, cold-blooded, dusty, stale

    red-hot, igneous, calorific, fervent, nigh, heated, baking, blistering, fresh, live, calefactory, white-hot, calefacient, warm, mild, white, loving, baking hot, hottish, blistery, heatable, het, torrid, calefactive, sulfurous, hot, heated up, stifling, tropic, sultry, close, sensual, sulphurous, fiery, sizzling, tropical, near, humane, conscious, flaming, alive(p), scorching, overheated, het up, sweltry, fervid, enthusiastic, calorifacient, imperfect, sweltering, warming, thermal, original

  5. cold(adj)

    extended meanings; especially of psychological coldness; without human warmth or emotion

    "a cold unfriendly nod"; "a cold and unaffectionate person"; "a cold impersonal manner"; "cold logic"; "the concert left me cold"

    insensate, inhuman, moth-eaten, frigid, cold-blooded, dusty, stale

    igneous, heated up, blistering, sweltry, fresh, baking hot, sultry, conscious, heated, baking, white, tropic, imperfect, sensual, original, het up, scorching, blistery, calorifacient, red-hot, sizzling, calorific, warming, sulphurous, close, hot, white-hot, sweltering, flaming, mild, fiery, fervid, nigh, stifling, humane, near, alive(p), thermal, enthusiastic, warm, hottish, heatable, sulfurous, torrid, live, het, calefacient, fervent, loving, calefactory, calefactive, overheated, tropical

  6. cold(adj)

    having lost freshness through passage of time

    "a cold trail"; "dogs attempting to catch a cold scent"

    insensate, inhuman, moth-eaten, frigid, cold-blooded, dusty, stale

    tropic, sulphurous, warm, enthusiastic, warming, fervid, sensual, sweltry, hot, white-hot, het up, igneous, sweltering, calefactive, heated up, imperfect, loving, fervent, blistery, het, conscious, fiery, calefactory, calorific, thermal, near, sulfurous, sizzling, mild, close, torrid, overheated, stifling, live, alive(p), baking hot, red-hot, heated, calefacient, sultry, blistering, baking, white, scorching, tropical, hottish, heatable, fresh, original, calorifacient, humane, flaming, nigh

  7. cold(adj)

    (color) giving no sensation of warmth

    "a cold bluish grey"

    insensate, inhuman, moth-eaten, frigid, cold-blooded, dusty, stale

    flaming, sweltering, red-hot, calorific, calorifacient, sultry, calefacient, heated, sensual, heated up, warming, fiery, nigh, sweltry, conscious, original, enthusiastic, igneous, baking, warm, scorching, het up, blistering, overheated, hot, torrid, fervid, sizzling, live, heatable, near, humane, baking hot, white, imperfect, sulphurous, fresh, white-hot, sulfurous, calefactory, tropical, loving, blistery, alive(p), het, tropic, fervent, close, thermal, mild, calefactive, stifling, hottish

  8. cold(adj)

    marked by errorless familiarity

    "had her lines cold before rehearsals started"

    insensate, inhuman, moth-eaten, frigid, cold-blooded, dusty, stale

    igneous, calorific, stifling, red-hot, heated up, sultry, heated, hottish, white, fervid, fiery, sweltry, hot, scorching, white-hot, calefacient, overheated, nigh, warm, flaming, humane, loving, thermal, sulfurous, het, baking, alive(p), imperfect, sweltering, sulphurous, close, original, enthusiastic, sizzling, tropical, torrid, sensual, near, heatable, tropic, calefactory, conscious, live, calorifacient, blistering, calefactive, blistery, mild, fervent, fresh, het up, baking hot, warming

  9. cold, stale, dusty, moth-eaten(adj)

    lacking originality or spontaneity; no longer new

    "moth-eaten theories about race"; "stale news"

    dust-covered, ratty, dusty, tatty, mothy, moth-eaten, stale, shabby, inhuman, cold-blooded, frigid, insensate

    blistering, sulfurous, het, heated up, humane, loving, fiery, warming, white-hot, baking, fervent, blistery, het up, scorching, fervid, sensual, white, near, calefacient, calefactive, alive(p), calorific, close, igneous, sizzling, sultry, warm, fresh, hottish, nigh, sweltering, tropic, baking hot, mild, original, thermal, flaming, hot, calefactory, imperfect, tropical, torrid, heated, conscious, calorifacient, red-hot, overheated, sweltry, live, sulphurous, stifling, enthusiastic, heatable

  10. cold(adj)

    so intense as to be almost uncontrollable

    "cold fury gripped him"

    insensate, inhuman, moth-eaten, frigid, cold-blooded, dusty, stale

    sulphurous, warm, fervid, heatable, loving, tropical, torrid, het, heated, fiery, sulfurous, nigh, conscious, white-hot, flaming, white, tropic, sultry, baking hot, blistering, heated up, calefactory, close, baking, sweltry, near, live, hot, calefacient, original, calorifacient, imperfect, mild, sizzling, scorching, calefactive, sensual, alive(p), thermal, overheated, het up, humane, stifling, igneous, blistery, calorific, fervent, fresh, red-hot, sweltering, hottish, warming, enthusiastic

  11. cold, frigid(adj)

    sexually unresponsive

    "was cold to his advances"; "a frigid woman"

    wintry, dusty, polar, arctic, glacial, gelid, moth-eaten, stale, frosty, inhuman, frozen, icy, cold-blooded, frigid, insensate

    flaming, heated, thermal, scorching, sizzling, close, alive(p), calefactory, stifling, sultry, calefacient, conscious, calorific, igneous, sweltry, nigh, blistering, tropical, overheated, red-hot, mild, live, humane, warm, blistery, white-hot, sulphurous, baking hot, tropic, near, fiery, loving, fresh, sensual, imperfect, heatable, hottish, het, hot, original, heated up, enthusiastic, torrid, fervent, warming, calefactive, sulfurous, baking, sweltering, white, fervid, het up, calorifacient

  12. cold, cold-blooded, inhuman, insensate(adj)

    without compunction or human feeling

    "in cold blood"; "cold-blooded killing"; "insensate destruction"

    dusty, moth-eaten, stale, inhuman, insentient, cold-blooded, frigid, insensate

    white-hot, white, sweltry, enthusiastic, sultry, fiery, het, original, heated up, calorifacient, nigh, fervent, close, sulfurous, sensual, heated, calefactory, tropical, sulphurous, igneous, conscious, overheated, baking hot, fervid, red-hot, hot, scorching, calefactive, torrid, sizzling, loving, thermal, live, stifling, baking, calefacient, blistery, hottish, sweltering, warming, blistering, humane, mild, imperfect, alive(p), calorific, near, warm, heatable, het up, fresh, flaming, tropic

  13. cold(adj)

    feeling or showing no enthusiasm

    "a cold audience"; "a cold response to the new play"

    insensate, inhuman, moth-eaten, frigid, cold-blooded, dusty, stale

    heated up, sulfurous, flaming, calefacient, white-hot, stifling, igneous, baking hot, close, loving, fresh, hot, sulphurous, mild, fervent, red-hot, sizzling, white, alive(p), het up, fiery, torrid, het, heated, thermal, calefactory, scorching, calefactive, overheated, live, warm, tropic, hottish, conscious, calorific, nigh, blistering, sensual, fervid, baking, blistery, tropical, sultry, warming, sweltry, sweltering, calorifacient, near, humane, enthusiastic, original, heatable, imperfect

  14. cold(adj)

    unconscious from a blow or shock or intoxication

    "the boxer was out cold"; "pass out cold"

    insensate, inhuman, moth-eaten, frigid, cold-blooded, dusty, stale

    heatable, nigh, torrid, red-hot, overheated, flaming, heated, blistering, fiery, sultry, sulfurous, tropic, fervent, loving, warming, calefactive, white-hot, scorching, warm, white, conscious, het up, enthusiastic, live, imperfect, blistery, humane, sulphurous, sizzling, hot, heated up, near, alive(p), thermal, close, calorifacient, sensual, calefacient, calefactory, igneous, sweltry, original, baking, stifling, hottish, fresh, tropical, sweltering, het, fervid, baking hot, mild, calorific

  15. cold(adj)

    of a seeker; far from the object sought

    insensate, inhuman, moth-eaten, frigid, cold-blooded, dusty, stale

    imperfect, tropic, blistery, calefacient, white-hot, blistering, flaming, het up, sweltering, alive(p), igneous, white, heated up, stifling, sensual, sizzling, hottish, heatable, tropical, enthusiastic, torrid, overheated, calefactory, original, calorifacient, heated, calorific, close, sultry, warming, calefactive, nigh, red-hot, warm, humane, conscious, near, hot, fervid, fiery, het, baking hot, sweltry, scorching, live, thermal, fresh, sulphurous, loving, fervent, sulfurous, mild, baking

  16. cold(adj)

    lacking the warmth of life

    "cold in his grave"

    insensate, inhuman, moth-eaten, frigid, cold-blooded, dusty, stale

    fervent, torrid, live, sensual, white-hot, original, het, fiery, mild, overheated, scorching, flaming, hottish, baking, sizzling, near, heated, sulfurous, sweltry, fervid, imperfect, sweltering, calefacient, conscious, igneous, tropical, red-hot, blistering, calorific, white, hot, warm, sulphurous, loving, alive(p), enthusiastic, het up, heatable, baking hot, warming, thermal, heated up, humane, close, sultry, nigh, calorifacient, tropic, fresh, stifling, calefactory, blistery, calefactive


  1. cold(adjective)

    nippy, parky, taters, brass monkeys


  2. cold(noun)


  3. cold(noun)

    Having a low temperature.

    A cold wind whistled through the trees.

    coldness, freezing, glacial, icy, unwelcoming, standoffish, frigid, chilled, unfriendly, unready, cool, distant, hostile, unprepared, aloof, chilly

    heated, warm, hot, scorching, searing, torrid, baking, boiling

  4. cold(adjective)

    Causing the air to be cold.

    The forecast is that it will be very cold today.

    coryza, common cold, head cold, unready, freezing, glacial, standoffish, unprepared, hostile, chilled, unwelcoming, distant, cool, frigid, chilly, icy, aloof, unfriendly

  5. cold(adjective)

    Feeling the sensation of coldness, especially to the point of discomfort.

    She was so cold she was shivering.

    standoffish, aloof, chilly, cool, glacial, unwelcoming, chilled, unready, distant, unprepared, freezing, frigid, unfriendly, hostile, icy

  6. cold(adjective)

    Unfriendly, emotionally distant or unfeeling.

    icy, freezing, distant, standoffish, aloof, hostile, glacial, unfriendly, unready, chilled, unwelcoming, unprepared, chilly, frigid, cool

    friendly, welcoming, amiable

  7. cold(adjective)

    Dispassionate, not prejudiced or partisan, impartial.

    hostile, chilled, chilly, unwelcoming, distant, unready, freezing, glacial, unfriendly, frigid, unprepared, icy, cool, standoffish, aloof

  8. cold(adjective)

    Completely unprepared; without introduction.

    He was assigned cold calls for the first three months.

    unwelcoming, chilled, frigid, aloof, glacial, unprepared, chilly, unfriendly, freezing, distant, standoffish, cool, unready, hostile, icy

    primed, ready, prepared

  9. cold(adjective)

    Unconscious or deeply asleep; deprived of the metaphorical heat associated with life or consciousness.

    frigid, chilly, icy, distant, unprepared, unfriendly, freezing, chilled, cool, aloof, unready, standoffish, unwelcoming, glacial, hostile

  10. cold(adjective)

    Perfectly, exactly, completely; by heart.

    cool, frigid, freezing, unready, aloof, glacial, unfriendly, unwelcoming, standoffish, distant, chilly, chilled, icy, hostile, unprepared

  11. cold(adjective)

    Cornered, done for.

    unwelcoming, cool, freezing, chilled, distant, unfriendly, hostile, icy, standoffish, chilly, unready, aloof, glacial, unprepared, frigid

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. cold

    dead, deaf, ignorant, insensible, unaware, unconscious

    advised, apprised, assured, aware, certain, certified, cognizant, conscious, informed, sensible, sure

Editors Contribution

  1. fresh

    when you get a cold drink you say fresh

    that drink was fresh

    Submitted by rinat on September 3, 2019  
  2. subfreezing

    Submitted by anonymous on April 2, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. cold(a.)

    frigid, GELID, cool, not warm, not hot

  2. cold(a.)

    bleak, raw, biting, cutting, nipping, frosty, icy, wintry, hyemal, brumal

  3. cold(a.)

    chilly, chill, shivering

  4. cold(a.)

    apathetic, phlegmatic, stoical, unfeeling, unsusceptible, unimpressible, passionless, cold-blooded, sluggish, torpid, lukewarm, dead, indifferent, unconcerned

  5. cold(a.)

    unaffecting, uninteresting

  6. cold(n.)

    absence of warmth, privation of heat

  7. cold(n.)

    coldness, chilliness

  8. cold(n.)

    catarrh, cough (or other inflammatory disease produced by exposure to cold)

  9. cold(n.)

    unfeeling, apathetic, passionless, COLD, cold-hearted, hard-hearted, cruel

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. cold(a)

    cool, chilly, frigid, gelid, icy, nipping, bleak, raw, frosty, freezing, unresponsive, phlegmatic, passionless, chilling, stoical, apathetic, reserved

  2. cold(n)

    coldness, frigidity, gelidity, chilliness, algidity, catarrh

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. COLD

    Chronic obstructive lung disease

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  1. Northrop Grumman:

    . The new strike bomber will start deploying in about a decade. The aircraft is expected to replace the nearly four-decades old B-1 as well as the legendary B-52 Stratofortress that has served the country for about six decades. Related : Marine Corps ' new helicopter completes Marine Corps ' new helicopter first flight This new bomber will be fully loaded with lots of technologies and next-gen innovations that are cloaked in secrecy. Marine Corps ' new helicopter may even withstand nuclear weapon-generated electromagnetic pulses( EMPs) and still operate. What will Marine Corps ' new helicopter be like ? The military has kept details of the wish list for its new bomber classified. During the Super Bowl, Northrop Grumman’s ad featured a new aircraft shrouded in mystery – literally cloaked at one point. Some industry experts believe this was a representation of Northrop’s vision for the new mysterious bomber. B-2 We can look to the B-2 bomber, also made by Northrop Grumman, for an idea of what we might expect. The B-2 aircraft has been a mainstay for the military with The B-2 aircraft stealth long-range and big payload strike bomber capabilities. Related : Navy taps Raytheon for sophisticated' last chance' gun system The B-2 Spirit Bomber carries a crew of two and took its first flight in 1989 and entered the operational fleet in 1993. The original B-2 fleet was 21 aircraft. The four 19,000-pound-thrust F118-GE engines give the B-2 its power, allowing it to fly more than 600 miles per hour. With a 172-foot wingspan, the B-2 can fly to a ceiling of 50,000 feet. B-2 is built for stealth. During the Cold War, it was designed to beat air defense systems, penetrating deep into Soviet Union airspace and deliver a nuclear bomb if necessary. Cold War design allows it to evade radar and makes it tough to detect. Instead of metal, the structure is made from advanced composites like resin-impregnated graphite fiber. Related : Meet' Viper' - the newest F-16 Fighter The aircraft can travel a very long range - to approximately 6,000 nautical miles. If the aircraft is refueled while in the air, then it can fly even farther - an additional 4,000 miles without landing. The B-2 Spirit Bomber can carry more than 40,000 pounds of nuclear or conventional munitions – that’s the kind of power that can dramatically change the battle space in one flight. The aircraft is designed to deliver these munitions precisely on target even in adverse weather conditions. Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri is home to the majority of the current B-2 fleet. The aircraft has deployed recently in combat in Libya, Afghanistan and Iraq. Related : 11 stunning F-22 fighter jet images Since it was introduced more than 20 years ago, many advances have been incorporated to improve the B-2's lethality. The aircraft’s ability to receive updated target data while in the midst of a mission was also improved. Other upgrade programs improved the B-2’s capabilities to collect, process and then distribute battlefield data to teams throughout the world. The sleek B-2 has a unique flying wing design that supports its radar evasion and hard to detect design. The Super Bowl commercial showed a sort of bat wing shape, similar to B-2, but the specs of the new plane have remained secret. The Air Force has made the right decision for our nation's security, as the company that developed and delivered the B-2 Spirit stealth bomber, we look forward to providing The Air Force with a highly-capable and affordable next-generation Long-Range Strike Bomber.

  2. Germaine Greer:

    Libraries are reservoirs of strength, grace and wit, reminders of order, calm and continuity, lakes of mental energy, neither warm nor cold, light nor dark. The pleasure they give is steady, unorgastic, reliable, deep and long-lasting. In any library in the world, I am at home, unselfconscious, still and absorbed.

  3. Vanna Bonta:

    My mother used poetry and the arts as a thermometer—if I cried, it meant my heart had not grown cold, my sensibility was alive and well.

  4. Mark Cutts:

    We keep hearing stories of babies and people dying as a result of cold weather and the inability to stay warm.

  5. Lewis Hickson:

    The last time I was there, I got bedbugs. Hopefully, I can find a shelter somewhere that's presentable and me and my girl can go and make a stay for the winter. you try to encourage them to come in out of the cold.

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