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cold–blooded

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of cold–blooded

  1. 1 having or showing a lack of sympathy or tender feelings a cold-blooded criminal who never once showed an ounce of mercy to his victims Synonyms of cold–blooded affectless, callous, case-hardened, cold-blooded, compassionless, desensitized, hard-boiled, hard-hearted, heartless, indurate, inhuman, inhumane, insensate, insensitive, ironhearted, merciless, obdurate, pachydermatous, pitiless, remorseless, ruthless, slash-and-burn, soulless, stony (also stoney), stonyhearted, take-no-prisoners, thick-skinned, uncharitable, unfeeling, unmerciful, unsparing, unsympatheticWords Related to cold–blooded boorish, heedless, inconsiderate, thoughtless, uncaring, unfriendly, unloving, unthinking; grim, hard-bitten, harsh, heavy-handed, ironfisted, ironhanded, jackbooted, knock-down, drag-out (or knock-down-and-drag-out), oppressive, rough, rough-and-tumble, severe, sledgehammer, stern, tough, ungentle; abusive, acrimonious, disagreeable, hateful, ill-natured, ill-tempered, malevolent, malicious, mean, rancorous, spiteful, surly, virulent; barbarous, bestial, brutal, brutish, cruel, evil-minded, savage, vicious; austere, cold, frostyNear Antonyms of cold–blooded benevolent, benignant, gentle, kind; clement, indulgent, lenient, mild; cordial, friendly, good-natured, good-tempered, gracious; tolerant, understanding; affectionate, fond, lovingAntonyms of cold–blooded charitable, compassionate, humane, kindhearted, kindly, merciful, sensitive, softhearted, sympathetic, tender, tenderhearted, warm, warmhearted

  2. 2 lacking in friendliness or warmth of feeling the cold-blooded selfishness shown by the miser when confronted by people in need Synonyms of cold–blooded antiseptic, arctic, brittle, chill, chilly, clammy, cold-blooded, cold-eyed, coldish, cool, frigid, frosty, frozen, gelid, glacial, hard-eyed, icy, unfriendly, unsympathetic, wintry (also wintery)Words Related to cold–blooded bloodless, coldhearted, hard-hearted, heartless, kindless, pitiless, uncaring, unfeeling; reserved, soulless, undemonstrative, unemotional, unresponsive; apathetic, indifferent, unenthusiastic, uninterested; aloof, detached, dispassionate, impersonal, offish, standoffish; antisocial, unsociable, unsocialNear Antonyms of cold–blooded compassionate, kind, kindhearted; demonstrative, emotional, expressive; eager, enthusiastic, passionateAntonyms of cold–blooded cordial, friendly, genial, happy, hearty, sympathetic, warm, warm-blooded, warmhearted

  3. 3 not feeling or showing emotion a cold-blooded assessment of the situation showed that the company needed either to lay off workers or go bankrupt Synonyms of cold–blooded affectless, apathetic, cold-blooded, emotionless, impassible, numb, passionless, phlegmatic, stoic (or stoical), stolid, undemonstrative, unemotionalWords Related to cold–blooded cold, cool, dispassionate, unmoved; calm, collected, composed; imperturbable, unflappable; reserved, reticent, taciturn; bland, blank, deadpan, dry, empty, expressionless, inexpressive, stone-faced, straight-faced, vacant, wooden; enigmatic (also enigmatical), impenetrable, inscrutable; aloof, bloodless, detached, indifferent, insensible, unconcerned, unsentimental; impersonal, objective, unresponsive; hard-hearted, pitiless, unfeeling; inconsiderate, thoughtlessNear Antonyms of cold–blooded blazing, burning, fiery, flaming, glowing, red-hot; ardent, enthusiastic, gung ho, warm-blooded, zealous; gushing, maudlin, mawkish, mushy, sentimental; dramatic, histrionic, melodramatic, overemotional, overheated, perfervid; compassionate, responsive, sympathetic; reactive, sensitiveAntonyms of cold–blooded demonstrative, emotional, fervent, fervid, hot-blooded, impassioned, passional, passionate, vehement

  4. 4 or

    coldblood

    ; being offspring produced by parents of different races, breeds, species, or genera he may not be as fancy as the other horses they own, but that cold-blooded gelding is safe and gentle Synonyms of cold–blooded cold-blooded (or coldblood), cross, crossbred, hybrid, mongrelWords Related to cold–blooded grade, half-bred; dihybrid, trihybrid; crossed, hybridized, interbred, outcrossedNear Antonyms of cold–blooded pedigreed (or pedigree); inbred, linebred, straightbredAntonyms of cold–blooded blooded, full-blood, full-blooded, purebred, thoroughbred


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