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English definition of “cold”

cold

adjective (UNFRIENDLY)    /kəʊld/ US  /koʊld/
B1 not showing kindness, love, or emotion and not friendly: His handshake was cold, and his eyes lifeless. He stared into her cold blue eyes. She would never feel welcome in this city with its cold, unsmiling inhabitants. The school was a cold, unwelcoming place.Not being friendlyNot saying muchBlunt and direct in speech and behaviourNot showing or feeling emotionsControlling emotions coldness     /ˈkəʊld.nəs/ US  /ˈkoʊld-/ noun [U] C2 It was the coldness of her manner that struck me.Not being friendlyNot saying muchBlunt and direct in speech and behaviourNot showing or feeling emotionsControlling emotions
(Definition of cold adjective (UNFRIENDLY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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