A coldhearted person is disconnected and unfeeling. It would be callous to stand by, unconcerned, as a small child falls and injures herself. Most individuals are sensitive and warm-hearted, while those who lack empathy are coldhearted. To be cold-blooded is to be devoid of feeling or sensitivity.
A cold-hearted person may appear hard or soft according to the situation. If there is a chance that they will be confronted with something that will hurt themselves or others, they will probably try to avoid it. For example, if someone sees a small child about to fall into a deep hole in the road, they will likely run over to save him or her. However, if there is no possibility of saving them, they will simply walk by. A cold-hearted person does not care how they affect others' feelings; they only care about what happens to them. They are self-centered people who focus on themselves alone and find other people's needs unimportant.
Cold-hearted people tend to get on other people's nerves with their indifference most of all because they have no sense of guilt. If they kill another human being, for example, they believe that it was justified because they were defending themselves or someone else was going to do them harm. Many killers feel that they have the right to defend themselves or someone else because nobody has the right to take away their life or freedom.
Those who are really cold-hearted, on the other hand, display several of the following characteristics.
When a person is frosty, she is emotionally cold—haughty, distant, or even hostile. The term comes from ice cream shops that would preserve their ice cream by freezing it in containers with the top covered with plastic wrap called "frosting." People who are frosty feel no need to connect with others and are not interested in getting to know anyone else.
They may seem like an icy person but actually they're just shy. Frosty people fear intimacy because they don't want to be hurt again. They might appear tough outside their shell but inside they're very sensitive and fearful.
Frosty people tend to attract other frosty people because they see others as a threat. They might get along with others better when there's a difference between them, for example, if one person is business-like while the other is more friendly. Even though they're alone most of the time, they still crave attention and love.
People usually meet frosty people through friends or family members. Since they have little interest in connecting with others, these individuals often find themselves in social situations where they have to talk about themselves or ask questions about others' lives. This makes other people uncomfortable and sometimes shuts down conversation completely.
This page contains 21 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic phrases, and related terms for cold-hearted, including cold-blooded, compassionless, callous, unfeeling, heartless, harsh, hard-boiled, hardened, sadistic, obdurate, and stonyhearted.
Cold, distant, hard, harsh, heartless, heartless, indifferent, insensitive, uncaring, unemotional, unfriendly, unkind, unsympathetic, hard-hearted, stony-hearted, unloving, unyielding.
The word is "cold-blooded."
Also: callous, devoid of feeling; icy, lifeless; inhuman. Callousness and indifference are essential elements in the makeup of a cold-blooded person. A cold-blooded individual is one who feels no remorse for hurting others or oneself and is not affected by other people's feelings. (See also: ruthless, self-absorbed.)
As nouns, they are called "cold-blooded animals" and "cold-blooded plants."
As verbs, they are called "to be cold-blooded" or "to show cold-bloodedness."
A person can be described as cold-blooded if he or she shows no sympathy for others' pain and suffers no consequences for his or her actions. Someone with cold blood will go on killing innocent victims long after everyone else has stopped doing so.
In science fiction and fantasy, many characters are depicted as having cold blood. They usually have humanoid bodies and are thus able to feel physical pain.
A person with a warm heart is kind and loving. They want what's best for others and are usually willing to go the extra mile to help those they care about.
Warm-hearted people are often viewed as good listeners, have great instincts, and can read other people very well. They tend to get along with everyone including strangers who offer them constructive criticism. Often, they are seen as valuable friends because they will never leave you alone if they think you need help.
They may also be described as sincere, honest, trustworthy, open, vibrant, exciting, lively, and fun to be around.
In general, people will say that you have a warm heart if you are kind and compassionate to those in need and if you enjoy being around others.
Some examples of words used to describe warm-hearted people include: Mary, Jesse, Joshua, Paul, Peter, Stephen, Thaddeus, and Thomas.
A warm person is pleasant and displays a great deal of affection or excitement in their actions. ADVANCED ENGLISH DICTIONARY COBUILD All rights retained by HarperCollins Publishers. Display more...