AskDefine | Define coldness

Dictionary Definition



1 the sensation produced by low temperatures; "he shivered from the cold"; "the cold helped clear his head" [syn: cold]
2 a lack of affection or enthusiasm [syn: coolness, frigidity]
3 the absence of heat; "the coldness made our breath visible"; "come in out of the cold"; "cold is a vasoconstrictor" [syn: cold, low temperature] [ant: hotness]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. The relative lack of heat.
  2. The sensation resulting from exposure to low temperatures.
  3. Limited enthusiasm or affection; coolness.


the relative lack of heat
  • Hebrew: קור (qor)
  • Japanese 寒さ
  • Kurdish:
    Sorani: سه‌رما
the sensation
  • Hebrew: קור (qor)
  • Kurdish:
    Sorani: سه‌رما
  • Portuguese: frio
limited enthusiasm or affection
  • Hebrew: קרירות
  • Kurdish:
    Sorani: ساردی
  • Portuguese: frieza

Extensive Definition

Cold describes the condition of low temperature. Cold may also refer to:

In music

See also

coldness in Spanish: Frío
coldness in Italian: Cold
coldness in Lithuanian: Šaltis
coldness in Japanese: コールド
coldness in Portuguese: Frio

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Laodiceanism, absolute zero, algidity, aloofness, anesthesia, autism, backwardness, bashfulness, bitterness, blankness, bleakness, briskness, callosity, callousness, carnality, catatonia, chill, chilliness, cold, cold blood, cold heart, coldbloodedness, coldheartedness, constraint, cool, coolness, coolth, crispness, cryogenics, cryology, deadpan, decrease in temperature, detachment, disaffinity, discreetness, discretion, dispassion, dispassionateness, distance, dullness, emotional deadness, emotionlessness, enmity, expressionlessness, fervorlessness, flesh, fleshliness, freezing point, freshness, frigidity, frost, frostiness, gelidity, guardedness, halfheartedness, hardheartedness, hardness, hardness of heart, heart of stone, heartlessness, iciness, immovability, impassibility, impassiveness, impassivity, impersonality, impotence, inaccessibility, inclemency, incompatibility, incompatibleness, indifference, indifferentism, indifferentness, inexcitability, inhospitality, inimicality, insensitivity, insipidity, intense cold, introversion, keenness, lack of affect, lack of feeling, lack of touch, libido, love, lovemaking, low temperature, lukewarmness, marriage, modesty, neuterness, neutrality, neutralness, nip, nippiness, obduracy, objectivity, obtuseness, offishness, passionlessness, perfunctoriness, personal conflict, pitilessness, poker face, potency, rawness, remoteness, repression, reserve, reservedness, restraint, reticence, reticency, retirement, rigor, self-absorption, sensuality, severity, sex drive, sexiness, sexual instinct, sexual urge, sexualism, sexuality, sharp air, sharpness, soullessness, spiritlessness, standoffishness, straight face, strain, subduedness, suppression, tension, tepidness, unaffability, unamiability, unapproachability, uncongeniality, uncordiality, undemonstrativeness, unemotionalism, unexcitability, unexpansiveness, unfeeling, unfeelingness, unfriendliness, ungeniality, unimpressibility, unimpressionableness, unmercifulness, unnaturalness, unpassionateness, unresponsiveness, unsociability, unsusceptibility, unsympatheticness, untouchability, vapidity, voluptuousness, withdrawal, withdrawnness, zeallessness
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