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English noun: coldness

1. coldness (cognition) the sensation produced by low temperatures

SamplesHe shivered from the cold.
The cold helped clear his head.


Broader (hypernym)temperature

2. coldness (attribute) a lack of affection or enthusiasm

SamplesA distressing coldness of tone and manner.

Synonymschilliness, coolness, frigidity, frigidness, iciness

Broader (hypernym)emotionlessness, unemotionality

Narrower (hyponym)lukewarmness, stone, tepidness

3. coldness (attribute) the absence of heat

SamplesThe coldness made our breath visible.
Come in out of the cold.
Cold is a vasoconstrictor.

Synonymscold, frigidity, frigidness, low temperature

Broader (hypernym)pressor, temperature, vasoconstrictive, vasoconstrictor

Narrower (hyponym)chill, chilliness, cool, coolness, frostiness, gelidity, iciness, nip

Antonymshigh temperature, hotness, heat

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