Synonyms for (noun) cold

Synonyms: cold, coldness, frigidity, frigidness, low temperature

Definition: the absence of heat

Usage: the coldness made our breath visible; come in out of the cold; cold is a vasoconstrictor

Similar words: vasoconstrictive, vasoconstrictor, pressor

Definition: any agent that causes a narrowing of an opening of a blood vessel: cold or stress or nicotine or epinephrine or norepinephrine or angiotensin or vasopressin or certain drugs; maintains or increases blood pressure


Similar words: temperature

Definition: the degree of hotness or coldness of a body or environment (corresponding to its molecular activity)


Synonyms: cold, coldness

Definition: the sensation produced by low temperatures

Usage: he shivered from the cold; the cold helped clear his head

Similar words: temperature

Definition: the somatic sensation of cold or heat


Synonyms: cold, common cold

Definition: a mild viral infection involving the nose and respiratory passages (but not the lungs)

Usage: will they never find a cure for the common cold?

Similar words: communicable disease

Definition: a disease that can be communicated from one person to another


Similar words: respiratory disease, respiratory disorder, respiratory illness

Definition: a disease affecting the respiratory system

Synonyms for (adjective) cold

Synonyms: cold

Definition: lacking the warmth of life

Usage: cold in his grave

Similar words: dead

Definition: no longer having or seeming to have or expecting to have life

Usage: the nerve is dead; a dead pallor; he was marked as a dead man by the assassin


Synonyms: cold

Definition: of a seeker; far from the object sought

Similar words: far

Definition: located at a great distance in time or space or degree

Usage: we come from a far country; far corners of the earth; the far future; a far journey; the far side of the road; far from the truth; far in the future


Synonyms: cold

Definition: unconscious from a blow or shock or intoxication

Usage: the boxer was out cold; pass out cold

Similar words: unconscious

Definition: not conscious; lacking awareness and the capacity for sensory perception as if asleep or dead

Usage: lay unconscious on the floor


Synonyms: cold

Definition: feeling or showing no enthusiasm

Usage: a cold audience; a cold response to the new play

Similar words: unenthusiastic

Definition: not enthusiastic; lacking excitement or ardor

Usage: an unenthusiastic performance by the orchestra; unenthusiastic applause


Synonyms: cold

Definition: having lost freshness through passage of time

Usage: a cold trail; dogs attempting to catch a cold scent

Similar words: stale

Definition: lacking freshness, palatability, or showing deterioration from age

Usage: stale bread; the beer was stale


Synonyms: cold

Definition: having a low or inadequate temperature or feeling a sensation of coldness or having been made cold by e.g. ice or refrigeration

Usage: a cold climate; a cold room; dinner has gotten cold; cold fingers; if you are cold, turn up the heat; a cold beer

Similar words: acold

Definition: of persons; feeling cold

Usage: Poor Tom's acold- Shakespeare


Similar words: algid

Definition: chilly

Usage: a person who is algid is marked by prostration and has cold clammy skin and low blood pressure


Similar words: arctic, icy, glacial, frigid, gelid, polar

Definition: extremely cold

Usage: an arctic climate; a frigid day; gelid waters of the North Atlantic; glacial winds; icy hands; polar weather


Similar words: raw, bleak, cutting

Definition: unpleasantly cold and damp

Usage: bleak winds of the North Atlantic


Similar words: parky, chilly

Definition: appreciably or disagreeably cold


Similar words: crisp, frosty, nipping, nippy, snappy

Definition: pleasantly cold and invigorating

Usage: crisp clear nights and frosty mornings; a nipping wind; a nippy fall day; snappy weather


Similar words: frigorific

Definition: causing cold; cooling or chilling


Similar words: frore

Definition: very cold

Usage: whatever the evenings be--frosty and frore or warm and wet


Similar words: frosty, rimed, rimy

Definition: covered with frost

Usage: a frosty glass; hedgerows were rimed and stiff with frost-Wm.Faulkner


Similar words: heatless

Definition: without generating heat

Usage: luminescent organisms emit heatless light


Similar words: ice-cold

Definition: as cold as ice


Similar words: refrigerant, refrigerating

Definition: causing cooling or freezing

Usage: a refrigerant substance such as ice or solid carbon dioxide


Similar words: refrigerated

Definition: made or kept cold by refrigeration

Usage: keep the milk refrigerated; a refrigerated truck


Similar words: shivery

Definition: cold enough to cause shivers

Usage: felt all shivery; shivery weather


Similar words: stone-cold

Definition: completely cold

Usage: by the time he got back to his coffee it was stone-cold


Similar words: unheated, unwarmed

Definition: not having been heated or warmed

Usage: an unheated room; unwarmed rolls


Synonyms: cold

Definition: extended meanings; especially of psychological coldness; without human warmth or emotion

Usage: a cold unfriendly nod; a cold and unaffectionate person; a cold impersonal manner; cold logic; the concert left me cold

Similar words: emotionless, passionless

Definition: unmoved by feeling

Usage: he kept his emotionless objectivity and faith in the cause he served; this passionless girl was like an icicle in the sunshine-Margaret Deland


Similar words: glacial, icy, wintry, frigid, frosty, frozen

Definition: devoid of warmth and cordiality; expressive of unfriendliness or disdain

Usage: a frigid greeting; got a frosty reception; a frozen look on their faces; a glacial handshake; icy stare; wintry smile


Synonyms: cold, cold-blooded, inhuman, insensate

Definition: without compunction or human feeling

Usage: in cold blood; cold-blooded killing; insensate destruction

Similar words: inhumane

Definition: lacking and reflecting lack of pity or compassion

Usage: humans are innately inhumane; this explains much of the misery and suffering in the world; biological weapons are considered too inhumane to be used


Synonyms: cold, frigid

Definition: sexually unresponsive

Usage: was cold to his advances; a frigid woman

Similar words: unloving

Definition: not giving or reciprocating affection


Synonyms: cold

Definition: so intense as to be almost uncontrollable

Usage: cold fury gripped him

Similar words: intense

Definition: possessing or displaying a distinctive feature to a heightened degree

Usage: intense heat; intense anxiety; intense desire; intense emotion; the skunk's intense acrid odor; intense pain; enemy fire was intense


Synonyms: cold, dusty, moth-eaten, stale

Definition: lacking originality or spontaneity; no longer new

Usage: moth-eaten theories about race; stale news

Similar words: unoriginal

Definition: not original; not being or productive of something fresh and unusual

Usage: the manuscript contained unoriginal emendations; his life had been unoriginal, conforming completely to the given pattern- Gwethalyn Graham


Synonyms: cold

Definition: marked by errorless familiarity

Usage: had her lines cold before rehearsals started

Similar words: perfect

Definition: being complete of its kind and without defect or blemish

Usage: a perfect circle; a perfect reproduction; perfect happiness; perfect manners; a perfect specimen; a perfect day


Synonyms: cold

Definition: (color) giving no sensation of warmth

Usage: a cold bluish grey

Similar words: cool

Definition: (color) inducing the impression of coolness; used especially of greens and blues and violets

Usage: cool greens and blues and violets