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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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How to use cold in a sentence?

  1. Rebecca Cutter:

    Employment goes way down, the numbers go way down, it's cold, it's very isolated, alcoholism goes up. So there's a different side of it.

  2. Theodore Roosevelt, "Man in the Arena" Speech given April 23, 1910:

    It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly. So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.

  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. Yael Stone:

    Our country is on fire, cold, calculated nothing. We don't have leaders, we have cowards.

  5. Fred Burton:

    Face-to-face meetings and running surveillance detection routes may bring you back to the Cold War but I never believed the Cold War was over, intelligence services are always at war.

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