Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “in cold blood”

See all translations

in cold blood

C2 If someone kills in cold blood, they kill in a way that seems especially cruel because it seems to show no emotion.
Translations of “in cold blood”
in Chinese (Traditional) 冷血地, 殘酷地,無情地…
in Russian хладнокровно…
in Turkish soğuk kanlı…
in Chinese (Simplified) 冷血地, 残酷地,无情地…
in Polish z zimną krwią…
(Definition of in cold blood from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “in cold blood” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

ellipsis

a situation in which words are left out of a sentence but the sentence can still be understood

Word of the Day

Euphemisms (Words used to Avoid Offending People)

by Kate Woodford,
March 04, 2015
​​​ We recently looked at the language that we use to describe lies and lying. One area of lying that we considered was ‘being slightly dishonest, or not speaking the complete truth’. One reason for not speaking the complete truth is to avoid saying something that might upset or offend people. Words and

Read More 

snapchat verb

March 02, 2015
to send someone a message using the photomessaging application Snapchat We used to have a thing until he got a girlfriend. now

Read More