- 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"
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- 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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