cold-blooded

  • 1 cold-blooded — adj 1.) not showing or involving any emotions or pity for other people s suffering ▪ a cold blooded killer ▪ cold blooded murder 2.) a cold blooded animal, such as a snake, has a body temperature that changes with the temperature of the air or… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 2 Cold-blooded — is a loose layman s term often used to refer to animals that do not use their metabolism to maintain body temperature. It is typically associated with at least one of three different thermophysiological characteristics: ectothermy, controlling… …

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  • 3 cold-blooded — I adjective aloof, barbarous, brutal, brutish, calculated, calculating, callous, cold, cold hearted, cruel, cruel hearted, deliberate, demoniac, devilish, diabolic, dispassionate, feelingless, fiendish, frigid, hard, hardhearted, hardened,… …

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  • 4 cold blooded — also cold blooded; 1590s, of persons, without emotion, unfeeling; of actions, from 1828. The phrase refers to the old notion that blood temperature rose with excitement. In the literal sense, of reptiles, etc., from c.1600 …

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  • 5 cold-blooded — cold′ blood′ed or cold′blood′ed adj. 1) zool. of or designating animals, as fishes and reptiles, whose blood temperature ranges from the freezing point upward, in accordance with the temperature of the surrounding medium 2) done or acting without …

    From formal English to slang

  • 6 cold-blooded — [adj] cruel, heartless barbarous, brutal, callous, cold, dispassionate, hard boiled, hardened, hard hearted, imperturbable, inhuman, matter of fact, merciless, obdurate, pitiless, relentless, ruthless, savage, steely, stony hearted,… …

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  • 7 cold-blooded — cold bloodedly, adv. cold bloodedness, n. /kohld blud id/, adj. 1. designating or pertaining to animals, as fishes and reptiles, whose blood temperature ranges from the freezing point upward, in accordance with the temperature of the surrounding… …

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  • 8 Cold-blooded — Cold blood ed, a. 1. Having cold blood; said of fish or animals whose blood is but little warmer than the water or air about them. [1913 Webster] 2. Deficient in sensibility or feeling; hard hearted. [1913 Webster] 3. Not thoroughbred; said of… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 9 cold-blooded — ► ADJECTIVE 1) (of animals, e.g. reptiles and fish) having a body whose temperature varies with that of the environment. 2) without emotion; callous. DERIVATIVES cold bloodedly adverb cold bloodedness noun …

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  • 10 cold-blooded — cold blood|ed [ ,kould blʌdəd ] adjective 1. ) deliberately cruel and showing no emotion 2. ) cold blooded animals have a body temperature that changes to suit their environment …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 11 cold-blooded — 1) ADJ GRADED (disapproval) Someone who is cold blooded does not show any pity or emotion. ...a cold blooded murderer... This was a brutal and cold blooded killing. Derived words: cold bloodedly ADV GRADED usu ADV with v He hated whites from the… …

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  • 12 Cold Blooded — Filmdaten Deutscher Titel Cold Blooded Originaltitel Coldblooded Produktio …

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  • 13 Cold Blooded — Infobox Album Name = Cold Blooded Type = Album Artist = Rick James Released = 1983 Recorded = Genre = Funk Length = 39:48 Label = Gordy/Motown 6043GL Producer = Rick James Reviews = * Rolling Stone Rating|2|5… …

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  • 14 cold-blooded — adjective 1 a cold blooded animal, such as a snake, has a body temperature that changes with the temperature of the air or ground around it compare warm blooded 2 cold blooded killer/murder/violence etc a person or their actions that show they… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 cold-blooded — adjective Date: 1595 1. a. done or acting without consideration, compunction, or clemency < cold blooded murder > b. matter of fact, emotionless < a cold blooded assessment > 2. having cold blood …

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  • 16 cold-blooded — /ˈkoʊld blʌdəd / (say kohld bluduhd) adjective 1. without feeling; unsympathetic; cruel: a cold blooded murder. 2. sensitive to cold. 3. → ectothermic. 4. (of a horse) having the temperament of a cold blood. –cold bloodedly, adverb –cold… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 17 cold-blooded — SYN: poikilothermic. * * * cold blood·ed kōl(d) bləd əd adj having a body temperature not internally regulated but approximating that of the environment: POIKILOTHERMIC <cold blooded amphibians and reptiles> cold blood·ed·ness n …

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  • 18 cold-blooded — adjective a cold blooded killer Syn: cruel, callous, sadistic, inhuman, inhumane, pitiless, merciless, ruthless, unforgiving, unfeeling, uncaring, heartless; savage, brutal, barbaric, barbarous; cold, cold hearted, un …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 19 cold-blooded — adj. Cold blooded is used with these nouns: ↑animal, ↑creature, ↑killer, ↑killing, ↑murder, ↑murderer …

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  • 20 cold-blooded — UK [ˌkəʊld ˈblʌdɪd] / US [ˌkoʊld ˈblʌdəd] adjective 1) deliberately cruel and showing no emotion 2) biology cold blooded animals have a body temperature that changes to suit their environment …

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