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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Quality or state of being without emotion or feeling, dispassionate, or cruel. Also: The condition of certain animals whose internal temperature varies with the surrounding medium rather than remaining constant.

Usage examples (32)
  • I think even the hunters are appalled at his cold-bloodedness.
  • The cold-bloodedness of their crime riveted the city and the nation.
  • There was a cold-bloodedness in the act which wrung a groan from Arthur.
  • Right or wrong the cold-bloodedness of his attitude repelled Roger strongly. for more
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