Definition of coldly in English:


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  • Without affection or warmth of feeling; unemotionally.

    ‘Derek looked at her coldly’
    • ‘a coldly contemptuous tone’
    • ‘But where I draw the line on this is when marriage begins to be looked at as coldly as a business merger.’
    • ‘They said hi back, but coldly and with a smile that seemed unfriendly and strange.’
    • ‘Governments make calculations all the time, quite coldly and quite clinically.’
    • ‘The reception was coldly polite and I put the phone down thinking the message had arrived but no-one was home to hear it.’
    • ‘Those who had coldly sat and analysed the situation knew that would always be the case but rarely have so many wanted to be proved so wrong.’
    • ‘One minute he's smiling and making jokes, then the next he's snarling coldly at someone.’
    • ‘A girl told today how a driver knocked her down and then stared coldly into her eyes as she lay on a pelican crossing.’
    • ‘After all, as the Home Office coldly points out, the law must be enforced.’
    • ‘He also offered two of his men to guard the hospital from now on but the doctor coldly said it was unnecessary.’
    • ‘I am talking about people who coldly kill people in a calculating fashion.’
    • ‘The stadium lights glare down coldly as you inhale a deep breath of cold, crisp air.’
    • ‘The woman stares coldly at my mum as if she were crazy to even ask such a thing.’
    • ‘Terrence just glared coldly at Damien before turning swiftly on his heel and leaving.’
    • ‘Martin was sharpening up now; paying attention to every inflexion in that coldly condescending voice.’
    • ‘But a play that seemed mildly provocative on a first viewing now looks as coldly manipulative as its heroine.’
    • ‘Patrick stared at her coldly for a minute then continued up towards the main control room.’
    • ‘This is no coldly efficient war machine, but an army of civilians.’
    • ‘She came face to face with a tall man with black eyes staring down at her coldly.’
    • ‘His coldly rational attitude to sex as a harmless pastime alienates his son and threatens to tear his research team apart.’
    • ‘Will the mysterious and coldly menacing Cowboy carry out his threats?’
    sternly, grimly, dourly, disapprovingly, sombrely, gravely, seriously, stiffly



/ˈkōl(d)lē/ /ˈkoʊl(d)li/