from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Lacking feeling or emotion: a cold-blooded killer.
- adj. Executed without feeling or emotion: a cold-blooded crime; a cold-blooded performance of the concerto.
- adj. Ectothermic.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Having an unregulated body temperature; ectothermic.
- adj. Lacking emotion or compunction.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having cold blood; -- said of fish or animals whose blood is but little warmer than the water or air about them.
- adj. Deficient in sensibility or feeling; hard-hearted.
- adj. Not thoroughbred; -- said of animals, as horses, which are derived from the common stock of a country.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having cold blood; hematocryal.
- See Hœmatocrya.
- Not thoroughbred; of common or mongrel stock: applied to horses that are not full-blooded.
- Sensitive to cold: said of persons who feel the cold more than is usual: as, a cold-blooded man is obliged to dress warmly in winter.
- Figuratively, without sensibility or feeling; unsympathetic; without the usual feelings of humanity; characterized by such lack of sensibility: as, a cold-blooded villain; cold-blooded advice; a cold-blooded murder.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having cold blood (in animals whose body temperature is not internally regulated)
- adj. without compunction or human feeling
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