Coolly vs Coldly - What's the difference?

coolly | coldly |


As adverbs the difference between coolly and coldly

is that coolly is in a cool, unpanicked or collected manner while coldly is in a cold or uncaring manner.

As an adjective coolly

is (obsolete) coolish; somewhat cool.

coolly

English

Adverb

(en adverb)
  • In a cool, unpanicked or collected manner.
  • *
  • *:"He was here," observed Drina composedly, "and father was angry with him." ¶ "What?" exclaimed Eileen. "When?" ¶ "This morning, before father went downtown." ¶ Both Selwyn and Lansing cut in coolly , dismissing the matter with a careless word or two; and coffee was served—cambric tea in Drina's case.
  • *{{quote-news, year=2011, date=October 2, author=Aled Williams, work=BBC Sport Wales
  • , title= Swansea 2-0 Stoke , passage=Graham secured victory with five minutes left, coolly lifting the ball over Asmir Begovic.}}

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (obsolete) coolish; somewhat cool
  • * Spenser
  • Keeping my sheep amongst the coolly shade of the green alders.

    coldly

    English

    Adverb

    (en adverb)
  • in a cold or uncaring manner