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cold adj. (5 the meaning is somewhat doubtful)
1. deliberate, cool 2H4 III. ii. 136 “a soldier,” V. ii. 98 “ considerance,” Cym. II. iii. 2 “the most coldest” [man] “that ever turned up ace.”
2. devoid of sensual heat, chaste Tp. IV. i. 66 “cold nymphs,” MND. I. i. 73, Ham. IV. vii. 172, Cym. V. v. 182, Compl. 293 “cold modesty.”
3. gloomy, dispirited, hopeless All'sW. II. i. 147 “Where hope is coldest,” 1H4 II. iii. 35 “cold heart,” 2H4 V. ii. 31, 3H6 III. ii. 133.
4. chilling, damping 2H6 III. i. 86 “ news,” R3 IV. iv. 535.
5. without power to move or influence Gent. IV. iv. 188, Mer.V. II. vii. 73 “your suit is cold.”
6. (of scent) not strong, faint Tw.N. II. v. 136 “at a scent,” Ven. 694 “the fault” ; cf. Wint. II. i. 150.
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