Synonyms for 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), 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"
2. cold, stale (vs. fresh)
usage: having lost freshness through passage of time; "a cold trail"; "dogs attempting to catch a cold scent"
3. cold, cool (vs. warm)
usage: (color) giving no sensation of warmth; "a cold bluish grey"
4. cold, perfect (vs. imperfect)
usage: marked by errorless familiarity; "had her lines cold before rehearsals started"
5. cold, stale, dusty, moth-eaten, unoriginal (vs. original)
usage: lacking originality or spontaneity; no longer new; "moth-eaten theories about race"; "stale news"
6. cold, intense (vs. mild)
usage: so intense as to be almost uncontrollable; "cold fury gripped him"
7. cold, frigid, unloving (vs. loving)
usage: sexually unresponsive; "was cold to his advances"; "a frigid woman"
8. cold, cold-blooded, inhuman, insensate, inhumane (vs. humane)
usage: without compunction or human feeling; "in cold blood"; "cold-blooded killing"; "insensate destruction"
9. cold, unenthusiastic (vs. enthusiastic)
usage: feeling or showing no enthusiasm; "a cold audience"; "a cold response to the new play"
10. cold, unconscious (vs. conscious)
usage: unconscious from a blow or shock or intoxication; "the boxer was out cold"; "pass out cold"
11. cold, far (vs. near)
usage: of a seeker; far from the object sought
12. cold, dead (vs. alive)
usage: lacking the warmth of life; "cold in his grave"
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