: cold in manner or appearance
especially : coolly dispassionate
cold-eyed analysis

Examples of cold-eyed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Photo: Butch Dill/Associated Press For a political class that likes to think of itself as a hardened cadre of cold-eyed realists, the leadership of the Republican Party has indulged in comically wishful thinking about the most consequential figure in recent political history. Gerard Baker, WSJ, 7 Aug. 2023 But there’s no denying that his cold-eyed cost-benefit analysis was usually grounded in facts, however inconvenient. Philip Elliott, Time, 17 July 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1819, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cold-eyed was in 1819

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Cite this Entry

“Cold-eyed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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