Personable vs Cold - What's the difference?

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As adjectives the difference between personable and cold

is that personable is (of a person) having a pleasing appearance or manner; attractive; handsome; friendly; amiable while cold is (label) having a low temperature.

As a noun cold is

a condition of low temperature.

As an adverb cold is

while at low temperature.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

personable

English

Alternative forms

* (l) (obsolete) * (l) (obsolete)

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • (of a person) Having a pleasing appearance or manner; attractive; handsome; friendly; amiable.
  • * Spenser
  • Wise, warlike, personable , courteous, and kind.
  • * 1822 , , The Fortunes of Nigel , ch. 19:
  • I admit him a personable man, for I have seen him; and I will suppose him courteous and agreeable.
  • * 1908 , , A Room With a View , ch. 12:
  • Barefoot, bare-chested, radiant and personable against the shadowy woods, he called: "Hullo, Miss Honeychurch! Hullo!"
  • * 1919 , . The Sun Of Quebec , ch. 5:
  • I'm bound to admit that you're a personable young rascal, with the best manners I've met in a long time.
  • * 2009 , Randy James, " 2-Min. Bio: Stephanie Birkitt: Letterman's Lover?," Time , 5 Oct.:
  • Aside from being incredibly funny and personable he is generous, kind and is great fun to play catch with.
  • (legal) Enabled to maintain pleas in court.
  • (Cowell)
  • Having capacity to take anything granted.
  • cold

    English

    Adjective

    (er)
  • (label) Having a low temperature.
  • *
  • (label) Causing the air to be cold.
  • (label) Feeling the sensation of coldness, especially to the point of discomfort.
  • Unfriendly, emotionally distant or unfeeling.
  • * 2011 April 23, (Doctor Who), series 6, episode 1, (The Impossible Astronaut):
  • RIVER SONG (upon seeing the still-living DOCTOR, moments after he made her and two other friends watch what they thought was his death): This is cold'. Even by your standards, this is ' cold .
  • *
  • Dispassionate, not prejudiced or partisan, impartial.
  • Completely unprepared; without introduction.
  • Unconscious or deeply asleep; deprived of the metaphorical heat associated with life or consciousness.
  • (label) Perfectly, exactly, completely; by heart.
  • (label) Cornered, done for.
  • *
  • (label) Not pungent or acrid.
  • * (Francis Bacon) (1561-1626)
  • cold plants
  • (label) Unexciting; dull; uninteresting.
  • * (Ben Jonson) (1572-1637)
  • What a deal of cold business doth a man misspend the better part of life in!
  • * (Joseph Addison) (1672-1719)
  • The jest grows cold when it comes on in a second scene.
  • Affecting the sense of smell (as of hunting dogs) only feebly; having lost its odour.
  • (label) Not sensitive; not acute.
  • * (William Shakespeare) (1564-1616)
  • Smell this business with a sense as cold / As is a dead man's nose.
  • Distant; said, in the game of hunting for some object, of a seeker remote from the thing concealed. Compare warm'' and ''hot .
  • (label) Having a bluish effect; not warm in colour.
  • Synonyms

    * chilled, chilly, freezing, frigid, glacial, icy, cool * (of the weather) (qualifier) brass monkeys, nippy, parky, taters * (of a person or animal) * (unfriendly) aloof, distant, hostile, standoffish, unfriendly, unwelcoming * (unprepared) unprepared, unready * See also

    Antonyms

    * (having a low temperature) baking, boiling, heated, hot, scorching, searing, torrid, warm * (of the weather) hot (See the corresponding synonyms of (hot).) * (of a person or animal) hot (See the corresponding synonyms of (hot).) * (unfriendly) amiable, friendly, welcoming * (unprepared) prepared, primed, ready

    Derived terms

    * as cold as charity * as cold as ice, cold as ice * as cold as the grave, cold as the grave * blow hot and cold * brass monkeys * bring someone out in a cold sweat * coldness * cold-blooded * cold call * cold case * cold cash * cold comfort * cold cream * cold cuts * cold-eyed * cold feet/get cold feet * cold fish * cold front * * cold-hearted * cold one * cold-read * cold reading * cold snap * cold start * cold storage * cold store * cold sweat * cold turkey * cold war * cold-weld * come in from the cold * freezing cold * get cold feet * give someone the cold shoulder * in cold blood * in the cold light of day * leave someone cold * leave someone out in the cold * make someone's blood run cold * stone-cold * throw cold water on

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A condition of low temperature.
  • Come in, out of the cold .
  • (medicine) A common, usually harmless, viral illness, usually with congestion of the nasal passages and sometimes fever.
  • I caught a miserable cold and had to stay home for a week.

    Synonyms

    * (low temperature) coldness * (illness) common cold, coryza, head cold

    Derived terms

    * bitter cold * brass monkey weather * catch cold * catch one's death of cold * cold sore * cold virus * common cold * head cold

    Coordinate terms

    * freeze, frost

    Adverb

    (en adverb)
  • While at low temperature.
  • ''The steel was processed cold .
  • Without preparation.
  • The speaker went in cold and floundered for a topic.
  • With finality.
  • I knocked him out cold .

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    Anagrams

    * clod

    See also

    * cool * fresh * lukewarm * tepid 1000 English basic words