Synonyms of cold


1. cold, common cold, respiratory disease, respiratory illness, respiratory disorder, communicable disease

usage: a mild viral infection involving the nose and respiratory passages (but not the lungs); "will they never find a cure for the common cold?"

2. coldness, cold, low temperature, frigidity, frigidness, temperature, vasoconstrictor, vasoconstrictive, pressor

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

3. cold, coldness, temperature

usage: the sensation produced by low temperatures; "he shivered from the cold"; "the cold helped clear his head"


1. cold (vs. hot), acold, algid, arctic, frigid, gelid, glacial, icy, polar, bleak, cutting, raw, chilly, parky, crisp, frosty, nipping, nippy, snappy, frigorific, frore, frosty, rimed, rimy, heatless, ice-cold, refrigerant, refrigerating, refrigerated, shivery, stone-cold, unheated, unwarmed, cool, frozen

usage: 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"

2. cold (vs. hot), emotionless, passionless, frigid, frosty, frozen, glacial, icy, wintry, cool, passionless

usage: 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"

3. cold, stale (vs. fresh)

usage: having lost freshness through passage of time; "a cold trail"; "dogs attempting to catch a cold scent"

4. cold, cool (vs. warm)

usage: (color) giving no sensation of warmth; "a cold bluish grey"

5. cold, perfect (vs. imperfect)

usage: marked by errorless familiarity; "had her lines cold before rehearsals started"

6. cold, stale, dusty, moth-eaten, unoriginal (vs. original)

usage: lacking originality or spontaneity; no longer new; "moth-eaten theories about race"; "stale news"

7. cold, intense (vs. mild)

usage: so intense as to be almost uncontrollable; "cold fury gripped him"

8. cold, frigid, unloving (vs. loving)

usage: sexually unresponsive; "was cold to his advances"; "a frigid woman"

9. cold, cold-blooded, inhuman, insensate, inhumane (vs. humane)

usage: without compunction or human feeling; "in cold blood"; "cold-blooded killing"; "insensate destruction"

10. cold, unenthusiastic (vs. enthusiastic)

usage: feeling or showing no enthusiasm; "a cold audience"; "a cold response to the new play"

11. cold, unconscious (vs. conscious)

usage: unconscious from a blow or shock or intoxication; "the boxer was out cold"; "pass out cold"

12. cold, far (vs. near)

usage: of a seeker; far from the object sought

13. cold, dead (vs. alive)

usage: lacking the warmth of life; "cold in his grave"

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Definition and meaning of cold (Dictionary)