Synonyms of cold in English:

cold


See definition of cold

adjective

1‘a cold day’

SYNONYMS

chilly, cool, freezing, icy, snowy, icy-cold, glacial, wintry, crisp, frosty, frigid, bitter, bitterly cold, biting, piercing, numbing, sharp, raw, polar, arctic, Siberian

informal nippy, brass monkeys

British informal parky

literary chill

rare hyperborean, boreal, hibernal, hiemal, gelid, brumal

ANTONYMS

hot

2‘I'm very cold’

SYNONYMS

chilly, chilled, cool, freezing, frozen, frozen stiff, chilled to the bone, chilled to the marrow, frozen to the bone, frozen to the marrow, shivery, numbed, benumbed, suffering from hypothermia, hypothermic, suffering from exposure

ANTONYMS

hot

3‘Rodrigo met with a cold and scornful reception’

SYNONYMS

unfriendly, cool, inhospitable, unwelcoming, unsympathetic, forbidding, stony, frigid, frosty, glacial, lukewarm, haughty, supercilious, disdainful, aloof, distant, remote, indifferent, reserved, withdrawn, uncommunicative, unresponsive, unfeeling, unemotional, dispassionate, passionless, wooden, impersonal, formal, stiff, austere

cold-blooded, cold-hearted, stony-hearted

informal stand-offish, offish

rare gelid

ANTONYMS

warm, friendly


Phrases

    get cold feet

      ‘the groom also gets cold feet when he finds out what's been going on’

      SYNONYMS

      hesitate, falter, delay, drag one's feet, stall, think twice, change one's mind, waver, oscillate, fluctuate, vacillate, be undecided, be indecisive, be irresolute, see-saw, yo-yo

      British

      haver, hum and haw

      informal

      sit on the fence, dilly-dally, shilly-shally, pussyfoot around, blow hot and cold

    give someone the cold shoulder

      SYNONYMS

      snub, shun, cold-shoulder, ignore, turn one's back on, cut, cut dead, look right through, rebuff, dismiss, reject, brush off, turn down, spurn, disdain, refuse, decline, repudiate, ostracize

      informal

      give someone the brush-off, tell someone where to get off, put down, freeze out, stiff-arm

      British informal

      knock back, send to Coventry

      North American informal

      give someone the bum's rush, give someone the brush

      Australian informal

      snout

      informal, dated

      give someone the go-by

      ‘he was given the cold shoulder or treated like a ghost by certain of the dealers’

      SYNONYMS

      snub, ignore, slight, spurn, shun, disdain, look right through, look past, turn one's back on, cold-shoulder, freeze out, steer clear of

      British

      send to Coventry

      informal

      give someone the brush-off, cut, cut dead, knock back, give someone the go-by

      British informal

      blank

      ANTONYMS

      acknowledge