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coldish

[ kohld ]SEE DEFINITION OF coldish

Synonyms for coldish

  • chilly
  • frigid
  • frosty
  • refreshing
  • air-conditioned
  • arctic
  • biting
  • chill
  • chilled
  • chilling
  • nipping
  • refrigerated
  • algid
  • frore
  • gelid
  • hawkish
  • shivery
  • snappy
  • wintry
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Antonyms for coldish

  • hot
  • responsive
  • warm
  • agitated
  • annoyed
  • approving
  • excited
  • friendly
  • kind
  • poor
  • square
  • temperate
  • uncool
  • unpopular
  • upset
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR COLDISH

"It is coldish to-night, love," said the rector; and he put out the candle.

About Christmas, if the weather be coldish, is a good time to kill.

And a kinder gentleman, in spite of his coldish face, I never met.

Influenced by the like suit, a person of coldish and grave disposition.

"Coldish night I reckon, sir," said Jorrocks, looking him over.

The emotion may be "pure joy" but it needs a warm heart to give it out to full effect to a coldish world.

It's coldish in winter, it's true, but then it's a cold that you don't feel in the same piercing way as when it's damp.

Come in and sit you down by the fire—it's coldish o' nights, to be sure, and there's frost in the air.

We were looking about for a hole or a cave to sleep in—for it was coldish up there of nights—and it was already dusk.

Here is a dull and coldish Day after the fine ones we have had—which kept me out of doors as long as they lasted.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English cald (Anglian), ceald (West Saxon) "cold, cool" (adj.), "coldness," from Proto-Germanic *kaldaz (cf. Old Frisian and Old Saxon kald, Old High German and German kalt, Old Norse kaldr, Gothic kalds "cold"), possibly a past participle adjective of *kal-/*kol-, from PIE root *gel-/*gol- "cold" (cf. Latin gelare "to freeze," gelu "frost," glacies "ice").

Meaning "not strong" (in reference to scent) is 1590s, from hunting. Cold front in weather is from 1921. Cold-call in the sales pitch sense first recorded 1972. Japanese has two words for "cold:" samui for coldness in the atmosphere or environment; tsumetai for things which are cold to touch, and also in the figurative sense, with reference to personalities, behaviors, etc.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR COLDISH

cool

adjectivecold, nippy
  • air-conditioned
  • algid
  • arctic
  • biting
  • chill
  • chilled
  • chilling
  • chilly
  • coldish
  • frigid
  • frore
  • frosty
  • gelid
  • hawkish
  • nipping
  • refreshing
  • refrigerated
  • shivery
  • snappy
  • wintry
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.