cold–blooded

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adjective cold–blood·ed \ˈkōl(d)-ˈblə-dəd\

Definition of cold–blooded

  1. 1a :  done or acting without consideration, compunction, or clemency cold–blooded murderb :  matter-of-fact, emotionless a cold–blooded assessment

  2. 2 :  having cold blood; specifically :  having a body temperature not internally regulated but approximating that of the environment

  3. 3 or coldbloodplay \ˈkōl(d)-ˈbləd\ :  of mixed or inferior breeding

  4. 4 :  noticeably sensitive to cold

cold–bloodedly

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cold–bloodedness

noun

1606

First Known Use of cold–blooded

1606


COLD–BLOODED Defined for English Language Learners

cold–blooded

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adjective cold–blood·ed \ˈkōl(d)-ˈblə-dəd\

Definition of cold–blooded for English Language Learners

  • : showing no sympathy or mercy : done in a planned way without emotion

  • : based on facts : not affected by emotions

  • biology : having cold blood : having a body temperature that is similar to the temperature of the environment


COLD–BLOODED Defined for Kids

cold–blooded

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adjective cold–blood·ed \ˈkōld-ˈblə-dəd\

Definition of cold–blooded for Students

  1. 1 :  having a body temperature that varies with the temperature of the environment Frogs are cold-blooded animals.

  2. 2 :  lacking or showing a lack of normal human feelings a cold-blooded criminal


Medical Dictionary

cold–blooded

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adjective cold–blood·ed \ˈkōl(d)-ˈbləd-əd\

Medical Definition of cold–blooded

  1. :  having a body temperature not internally regulated but approximating that of the environment :  poikilothermic cold–blooded amphibians and reptiles

cold–bloodedness

noun

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