Definition of warmth in English:



  • 1The quality, state, or sensation of being warm; moderate and comfortable heat.

    ‘the warmth of the sun on her skin’
    • ‘The warmth of the sun, the feel of grass on his skin, and the sweet smell of the air all told him that it was real!’
    • ‘Mexx has lined a pair of beige trousers with fleece for extra comfort and warmth.’
    • ‘The clouds were starting to stretch out and dissipate as the Sun's warmth moved further away.’
    • ‘It was a lovely early sun, full of warmth, and promising more for the day.’
    • ‘The warmth of the sun soon dried the moisture from the new body.’
    • ‘He draws on a roll of tobacco, which provides him warmth and grants yet another form of slow death.’
    • ‘Yes, it was definitely darker - the sun still shone, but its warmth had gone.’
    • ‘I'll take the sun, and extend its light and its warmth as far as I'm able.’
    • ‘Melbourne is cold, rainy and dreary after the relative warmth of Sydney sun.’
    • ‘I appreciate the sun, the increased hours of daylight, some moderate warmth.’
    • ‘The gold zari fabric of the cape reflects the encompassing warmth of the sun's rays.’
    • ‘I don't know about you lot but doesn't the sun and warmth make you feel just that much better, a little more cheerful and energetic?’
    • ‘The cold dark days of winter seem to be fading as we notice buds starting to push their way through the earth towards the growing warmth of the sun.’
    • ‘She lay on the very bed that he had ordered made for her, so that she would always know comfort and warmth.’
    • ‘The morning came and Elizabeth woke to the bright sun shining it's warmth on her face.’
    • ‘Touching her hands is like touching ice, without warmth even in the heat of summer.’
    • ‘The Wallabies say they are here to learn how to win away from home, and to play in different conditions from the sun and warmth they are used to.’
    • ‘Indecision can be ignored entirely while I bask in sun and warmth until some time Tuesday.’
    • ‘Elizabeth sighed and pulled herself out of the comforting warmth of her bed.’
    • ‘You can expect about six hours of sunshine a day, and warmth rather than heat - ideal for walking.’
    heat, warmness, hotness
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    1. 1.1Enthusiasm, affection, or kindness.
      ‘she smiled with real warmth’
      • ‘Will's face softened with warmth and affection as he beheld his son for the first time.’
      • ‘We experienced the warmth and kindness of the local people who soon became our friends.’
      • ‘Her icy gaze and menacing snarl turn on a dime to sparkling warmth and dazzling smile.’
      • ‘The Queen Mother through her gracious smile generated warmth and kindness to us all.’
      • ‘She felt such warmth and kindness from him, as well as a fierceness to protect, and an urge to do what he thought was the right thing.’
      • ‘His eyes opened and they were filled with the kindness and warmth that she was used to seeing.’
      • ‘The warmth of the welcome was all the more impressive because the people had so little.’
      • ‘Armed with a big smile, Ninia's warmth on stage, and off, lets her get away with murder.’
      • ‘When you talk to someone older to you, talk to them with warmth and affection.’
      • ‘Without any kindness or warmth, he quickly placed one hand on my waist and the other in mine.’
      • ‘The warmth of the welcome and the cleanliness of beaches were two factors rated as being particularly good.’
      • ‘Ahmed is thankful to his Hyderabad Sultans mates for their warmth and affection.’
      • ‘Wit, irony and lightness were always balanced, for Smith, by genuine affection and warmth.’
      • ‘Desir exhibited such warmth, caring and concern that she made me forget that I was upset.’
      • ‘The public greeted the great entertainer with great warmth and much enthusiasm.’
      • ‘That smile was full of warmth and sweetness and I'll never forget such as a smile in my whole lifetime.’
      • ‘The warmth of the welcome is overwhelming given the previous hours of solitude.’
      • ‘He is a man who hides the scars of personal tragedy but whose warmth and understanding endear him to people on the edge.’
      • ‘Nana, another year has passed yet the memory of you, your warmth and love and kindness and the lessons you taught me, do not fade.’
      • ‘Shih Tzu puppies at one week of age can respond to their breeder with warmth and affection.’
      friendliness, affability, amiability, geniality, cordiality, kindliness, kindness, sympathy, understanding, affection, warm-heartedness, good-naturedness, love, tenderness, fondness
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    2. 1.2Vehemence or intensity of emotion.
      ‘“Of course not,” he snapped, with a warmth that he regretted’
      • ‘But Tian has stressed that the key meaning the story has for him is the warmth of the emotions that it expresses.’
      • ‘Walker felt the warmth drain out of his soul as the door slammed shut and the light drained away.’
      • ‘She had a distinctive voice of intense warmth and startling range, and a technique seldom matched in the history of opera.’
      • ‘A rare British treat filled with wit, warmth and enough emotion to melt the hardest heart.’
      • ‘I wanted her to either slap me or show me some warmth, the emotional distance was too much to bear.’
      • ‘Ultimately though, For Tomorrows fail to maintain such moments of intense warmth.’
      • ‘So deeply did you touch me, it is no great surprise that I can still feel your embrace, the warmth of your soul.’
      • ‘There are some displays of warmth between them but there is little emotion in their interaction.’
      • ‘Things with no eyes flitted about at the corner of the trio's vision, having no fear in this place devoid of emotion, of warmth.’
      passion, intensity, ardour, fervour, vehemence, fire, fieriness, excitement, spirit, soul
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