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Synonyms for cold

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  1. coldadjective

    nippy, parky, taters, brass monkeys


  2. coldnoun


  3. coldnoun

    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. coldadjective

    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. coldadjective

    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. coldadjective

    Unfriendly, emotionally distant or unfeeling.

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

    friendly, welcoming, amiable

  7. coldadjective

    Dispassionate, not prejudiced or partisan, impartial.

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

  8. coldadjective

    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. coldadjective

    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. coldadjective

    Perfectly, exactly, completely; by heart.

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

  11. coldadjective

    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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cold, common coldnoun

    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, frigidnessnoun

    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, coldnessadjective

    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. coldadjective

    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. coldadjective

    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. coldadjective

    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. coldadjective

    (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. coldadjective

    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-eatenadjective

    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. coldadjective

    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, frigidadjective

    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, insensateadjective

    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. coldadjective

    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. coldadjective

    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. coldadjective

    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. coldadjective

    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

Editors Contribution

  1. crisp, cool, chilly, fresh, frigid, freezing, icy, frozen, frostyadjective

    the weather is lower than comfortable.

    Submitted by Lollipopslove on May 9, 2022  
  2. subfreezing

    Submitted by anonymous on April 2, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. coldadjective

    frigid, GELID, cool, not warm, not hot

  2. coldadjective

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

  3. coldadjective

    chilly, chill, shivering

  4. coldadjective

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

  5. coldadjective

    unaffecting, uninteresting

  6. coldnoun

    absence of warmth, privation of heat

  7. coldnoun

    coldness, chilliness

  8. coldnoun

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

  9. coldnoun

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. coldadjective

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

  2. coldnoun

    coldness, frigidity, gelidity, chilliness, algidity, catarrh

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. COLD

    Chronic obstructive lung disease

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How to use cold in a sentence?

  1. Ram Krishna Dwivedi:

    Belief is what brings us here, to bathe in the waters despite the cold.

  2. Harper Lee:

    I can't say that (my reaction) was one of surprise. It was one of sheer numbness. It was like being hit over the head and knocked cold.

  3. Naperville Police Chief Robert Marshall:

    This was never a cold case for our police department, we were all conscious of Julie's murder looking for the killer and we had Julie's picture on our desks and investigations for all these years.

  4. Rohan Schoeman:

    APPLE WATCH CATCHES GRANDMOTHERS HEART CONDITION, POSSIBLY SAVING HER LIFE The couple went missing in a snowstorm after spending a weekend with friends on November 3. Rescuers located Marsh in time after her husband sent friends photographs of their location. She was flown by air ambulance to the ValldHebron Hospital in Barcelona, where she was connected to an extracorporeal membrane oxygenation machine. The machine stands in for the heart and lungs, pumping blood through the arteries and heating it, which raises the body temperature.Doctors believed she could survive if they treated the hypothermia. This is an exceptional case on a global scale, Eduard Argudo, a doctor from the Vall dHebron hospital told a press conference.There are practically no cases of people being revived after their heart has stopped for so long. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR OUT LIFESTYLE NEWSLETTER When she arrived at the hospital, Mashsheart was showing no electrical activity and her kidneys and lungs were not functioning, doctors said. Eduard Argudo said the sharp fall in her body temperature may have saved her as the cold preserved her organs. Six hours after entering cardio-respiratory arrest, Marshs heart began to beat naturally again. Marsh, who spent 11 days in hospital recovering, has not suffered any long-term brain damage but has trouble moving her hands which were affected by the cold. When I went home I had damage to my hands. I could not do up my buttons on trousers or put in my earrings. These are small things which are going to get better, she said. Rohan Schoeman, Rohan Schoeman, 36, who is South African and works as a teacher, said the couple had spent the weekend with friends but left early morning without them. At one point the snowfall became very heavy. We found a rock and tried to use it for shelter to avoid adverse weather conditions. Once visibility improved, I could see that our friends had tried to contact us, audrey was losing consciousness so I tried to send some photos to our friends of where we were.

  5. Rob Hardwick:

    This is a cold-blooded murder of a 13-year-old young girl who did not deserve to die.

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