View definitions for cold shoulder

cold shoulder

noun as in snub

adjective as in unkind, unresponsive

verb as in snub intentionally


Discover More

Example Sentences

Ignoring them may be the best solution, but some might take your cold shoulder as coals for their fire, making matters even worse.

After giving a cold shoulder to cryptocurrencies for years, India’s central bank is finally set to launch its own digital currency, and investors in the country have a reason to cheer.

From Quartz

For almost 30 years, NASA has given Venus the cold shoulder.

If they did so, they would likely not get a cold shoulder from President Putin.

Cersei had been giving the Jaime the cold shoulder since his return, and the one-handed “Kingslayer” reaches his breaking point.

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is also getting the cold shoulder from his Russian counterpart Sergey Shoygu.

The cold shoulder Elsa casts against her will is crucial to the plot.

The financial markets are giving Argentina the cold shoulder?

There was Cliff Manning, you turned the cold shoulder to him because he couldnt talk grammar.

(That's irony red-hot it seemeth to me); O for a turn of its dreaded cold shoulder!O what a comfort an ague would be!

Brother,” said Heika, with a sad but earnest look, “I must give this man the cold shoulder.

I tell you, mother, we all missed a figure in turning the cold shoulder to her; and how much money she has made!

It was situated upon the cold shoulder of a hill, sixteen miles from the nearest station.

Synonym of the Day

Which one is a synonym for inescapable?Get the answer

Start each day with the Synonym of the Day in your inbox!

By clicking "Sign Up", you are accepting Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policies.

On this page you'll find 461 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to cold-shoulder, such as: aloof, bossy, cavalier, cocky, haughty, and imperious.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.