Coldish

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Coldish Somewhat cold; cool; chilly.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Coldish somewhat cold
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. ceald; Scot, cauld, Ger. kalt; cog. also with Eng. cool, Ice. kala, to freeze, L. gelidusgelu, frost.

Usage

In literature:

Is it not coldish, Clary!
"Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9)" by Samuel Richardson
But even inside it was coldish, and I was more than an hour getting asleep.
"Cobwebs From an Empty Skull" by Ambrose Bierce (AKA: Dod Grile)
It was coldish, with no wind.
"The Worst Journey in the World, Volumes 1 and 2" by Apsley Cherry-Garrard
Influenced by the like suit, a person of coldish and grave disposition.
"The Square of Sevens" by E. Irenaeus Stevenson
If it has gone out the soup will be all right, though coldish.
"Priscilla's Spies" by George A. Birmingham
The emotion may be "pure joy" but it needs a warm heart to give it out to full effect to a coldish world.
"Spirit and Music" by H. Ernest Hunt
The weather's getting coldish, and they'd be glad to come, if it was only to warm themselves a bit!
"A Big Temptation" by L. T. Meade
The air coldish, the wind strong.
"Recollections of a Tour Made in Scotland A.D. 1803" by Dorothy Wordsworth
Beautiful weather, but coldish; 49 deg.
"Farthest North" by Fridtjof Nansen
It's coldish in winter, it's true, but then it's a cold that you don't feel in the same piercing way as when it's damp.
"The Girls and I" by Mary Louisa Stewart Molesworth
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In poetry:

Although that galliant knight is oldish,
Although Sir John as gray, gray air,
Hage has not made his busum coldish,
His Art still beats tewodds the Fair!
"The Knight And The Lady" by William Makepeace Thackeray