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French translation of “cold”

cold

adjective /kəuld/
low in temperature
froid
cold water cold meat and salad.
lower in temperature than is comfortable
froid
I feel cold.
unfriendly
froid
His manner was cold.
coldly adverb in an unfriendly way
froidement
She looked at me coldly.
coldness noun
froideur
cold-blooded adjective having blood (like that of a fish) which takes the same temperature as the surroundings of the body
à sang froid
cold-blooded creatures.
cruel and unfeeling
sans pitié
cold-blooded murder.
cold war a major, especially political, struggle between nations which involves military threats but not fighting.
guerre froide
get cold feet to lose courage
se dégonfler
I was going to apply for the job but I got cold feet.
give (someone) the cold shoulder verb (also coldshoulder) to show that one is unwilling to be friendly with (a person)
se montrer froid envers qqn
All the neighbours gave her the cold shoulder He cold-shouldered all his sister’s friends.
in cold blood deliberately and unemotionally
de sang-froid
He killed them in cold blood.
(Definition of cold from the Password English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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