coldness[ kohld ]SEE DEFINITION OF coldness
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Bred in coldness and severity, this had rescued him to have a warm and sympathetic heart.
The King regarded him with coldness, the Cardinal with irritation.
Laura remembered this, and made excuses to herself for her father's coldness.
Often have I reproached myself for a coldness I could not overcome.
It is in our coldness that she warms—in our want of unity that she finds strength.
She strove for silence; sought tremulously after coldness, but in vain.
Conservative critics have talked of Godwin's "coldness" because he could reason.
The man looked searchingly into her face, observing the coldness of it.
One day he even reproached Therese with what he termed her coldness for Laurent.
Coldness he could put up with or the hottest sunshine, but he could not endure the damp.
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.
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