Definition of cold-blooded adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌkəʊld ˈblʌdɪd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌkoʊld ˈblʌdɪd//
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  1. 1(of people and their actions) showing no feelings or pity for other people a cold-blooded killer cold-blooded murder
  2. 2(biology) (of animals, for example fish or snakes) having a body temperature that depends on the temperature of the surrounding air or water compare warm-blooded
  3. Extra examples You’re totally cold-blooded and unfeeling. There was something very cold-blooded about the way he used his father’s death. These were premeditated acts of cold-blooded murder.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cold-blooded