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cold-blood·ed

or cold·blood·ed (kōld′blŭd′ĭd)
adj.
1.
a. Lacking feeling or emotion: a cold-blooded killer.
b. Executed without feeling or emotion: a cold-blooded crime; a cold-blooded performance of the concerto.
2. Ectothermic.

cold′-blood′ed·ly, cold′blood′ed·ly adv.
cold′-blood′ed·ness, cold′blood′ed·ness n.
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cold-blooded

adj
1. having or showing a lack of feeling or pity: a cold-blooded killing.
2. informal particularly sensitive to cold
3. (Zoology) (of all animals except birds and mammals) having a body temperature that varies with that of the surroundings. Technical term: poikilothermic
ˌcold-ˈbloodedly adv
ˌcold-ˈbloodedness n
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cold′-blood′ed

or cold′blood′ed,



adj.
1. 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 emotion or feeling: a cold-blooded killer.
3. sensitive to cold.
[1585–95]
cold′-blood′ed•ly, adv.
cold′-blood′ed•ness, n.
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cold-blood·ed

(kōld′blŭd′ĭd)
Having a body temperature that changes according to the temperature of the surroundings. Fish, amphibians, and reptiles are cold-blooded.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.cold-blooded - without compunction or human feeling; "in cold blood"; "cold-blooded killing"; "insensate destruction"
inhumane - lacking and reflecting lack of pity or compassion; "humans are innately inhumane; this explains much of the misery and suffering in the world"; "biological weapons are considered too inhumane to be used"
2.cold-blooded - having cold blood (in animals whose body temperature is not internally regulated)
zoological science, zoology - the branch of biology that studies animals
warm-blooded - having warm blood (in animals whose body temperature is internally regulated)
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cold-blooded

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cold-blooded

adjective
2. Not affected by or showing emotion:
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Translations

cold-blooded

[ˈkəʊldˈblʌdɪd] ADJ (Zool) → de sangre fría (fig) → desalmado, despiadado
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cold-blooded

[ˌkəʊldˈblʌdɪd] adja sangue freddo (fig) → spietato/a
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cold

(kəuld) adjective
1. low in temperature. cold water; cold meat and salad.
2. lower in temperature than is comfortable. I feel cold.
3. unfriendly. His manner was cold.
noun
1. the state of being cold or of feeling the coldness of one's surroundings. She has gone to live in the South of France because she cannot bear the cold in Britain; He was blue with cold.
2. an illness with running nose, coughing etc. He has a bad cold; She has caught a cold; You might catch cold.
ˈcoldly adverb
in an unfriendly way. She looked at me coldly.
ˈcoldness noun
ˌcold-ˈblooded adjective
1. having blood (like that of a fish) which takes the same temperature as the surroundings of the body. cold-blooded creatures.
2. cruel and unfeeling. cold-blooded murder.
cold war
a major, especially political, struggle between nations which involves military threats but not fighting.
get cold feet
to lose courage. I was going to apply for the job but I got cold feet.
give (someone) the cold shoulder verb (also ˌcoldˈshoulder )
to show that one is unwilling to be friendly with (a person). All the neighbours gave her the cold shoulder; He cold-shouldered all his sister's friends.
in cold blood
deliberately and unemotionally. He killed them in cold blood.
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