Definition for COLD'NESS


  1. Want of heat; as, the coldness of water or air. When the heat or temperature of any substance is less than that of the animal body exposed to it, that state or temperature is called coldness.
  2. Unconcern; indifference; a frigid state of temper; want of ardor, zeal, emotion, animation, or spirit; negligence; as, to receive an answer with coldness; to listen with coldness.
  3. Want of apparent affection, or kindness; as, to receive a friend with coldness.
  4. Coyness; reserve; indifference; as, to receive addresses with coldness.
  5. Want of sensual desire; frigidity; chastity. – Pope.

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