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"cold-blooded" in British English

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cold-bloodedadjective

uk   /ˌkəʊldˈblʌd.ɪd/ us   /ˌkoʊldˈblʌd.ɪd/
Cold-blooded animals can only control their body heat by taking in heat from the outside or by being very active: Snakes and lizards are cold-blooded animals.
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behaving in a very cruel way with no sympathy for other people: a cold-blooded murder
(Definition of cold-blooded from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"cold-blooded" in American English

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cold-bloodedadjective

us   /ˈkoʊld ˈblʌd·ɪd/
  • cold-blooded adjective (VARYING TEMPERATURE)

having a body temperature that varies with the environment
  • cold-blooded adjective (LACKING SYMPATHY)

lacking the sympathy and kindness that all people should show
(Definition of cold-blooded from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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