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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 in cold blood

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cold a. [Compar. Colder superl. Coldest.]
 1. Deprived of heat, or having a low temperature; not warm or hot; gelid; frigid. “The snowy top of cold Olympis.”
 2. Lacking the sensation of warmth; suffering from the absence of heat; chilly; shivering; as, to be cold.
 3. Not pungent or acrid. Cold plants.”
 4. Wanting in ardor, intensity, warmth, zeal, or passion; spiritless; unconcerned; reserved.
    A cold and unconcerned spectator.   --T. Burnet.
    No cold relation is a zealous citizen.   --Burke.
 5. Unwelcome; disagreeable; unsatisfactory. Cold news for me.” Cold comfort.”
 6. Wanting in power to excite; dull; uninteresting.
    What a deal of cold business doth a man misspend the better part of life in!   --B. Jonson.
    The jest grows cold . . . when in comes on in a second scene.   --Addison.
 7. Affecting the sense of smell (as of hunting dogs) but feebly; having lost its odor; as, a cold scent.
 8. Not sensitive; not acute.
 Smell this business with a sense as cold
 As is a dead man's nose.   --Shak.
 9. Distant; -- said, in the game of hunting for some object, of a seeker remote from the thing concealed.
 10. Paint. Having a bluish effect. Cf. Warm, 8.
 Cold abscess. See under Abscess.
 Cold blast See under Blast, n., 2.
 Cold blood. See under Blood, n., 8.
 Cold chill, an ague fit. --Wright.
 Cold chisel, a chisel of peculiar strength and hardness, for cutting cold metal. --Weale.
 Cold cream. See under Cream.
 Cold slaw. See Cole slaw.
 In cold blood, without excitement or passion; deliberately.
    He was slain in cold blood after the fight was over.   --Sir W. Scott.
 To give one the cold shoulder, to treat one with neglect.
 Syn: -- Gelid; bleak; frigid; chill; indifferent; unconcerned; passionless; reserved; unfeeling; stoical.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 in cold blood
      adv 1: in a cold-blooded manner; "he cold-bloodedly planned the
             murder of his boss" [syn: cold-bloodedly]
      2: in a cold unemotional manner; "he killed her in cold blood"
         [syn: coldly, without emotion]