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[ wawrmth ]


  1. the quality or state of being warm; moderate or gentle heat.
  2. the sensation of moderate heat.
  3. liveliness of feelings, emotions, or sympathies; ardor or fervor; enthusiasm or zeal:

    She spoke her mind with great warmth. There was warmth in his greeting and in his handshake.

    Synonyms: vigor, spirit, fire, heat

  4. the quality of being intimate and attached:

    All children need warmth and affection from their families.

    Synonyms: tenderness, affection, kindness

  5. an effect of brightness, cheerfulness, coziness, etc., achieved by the use of warm colors:

    The room has warmth since it was redecorated.

  6. the means or ability to produce a sensation of heat:

    a jacket with little warmth.

  7. slight anger or irritation:

    Her denial betrayed some warmth.


/ wɔːmθ /


  1. the state, quality, or sensation of being warm
  2. intensity of emotion

    he denied the accusation with some warmth

  3. affection or cordiality
“Collins English Dictionary — Complete & Unabridged” 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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  • warmthless adjective
  • warmthless·ness noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of warmth1

First recorded in 1125–75, warmth is from the Middle English word wermth. See warm, -th 1
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Example Sentences

The best heated throw blankets will provide safe, customizable heat and complete comfort with no discernable wires, and only a feeling of plush, decadent warmth.

We recommend bringing this and maybe one or two disposable hand warmers along with you, just in case you need even more warmth on those brisk early mornings.

While durability and warmth are critical attributes, I appreciate the Fall Line’s dexterity the most.

Look for extra warmth while you workIf your work takes you outside or in non-heated areas, you need to protect yourself from the elements with the best cold-weather gear.

Clouds may increase later in the day, depriving us of some of the sunshine’s warmth.

Aromas reveal more with the warmth, while the cold dulls them.

As Sarah and her sister and mother headed for the warmth of home, the demonstration continued.

Even her most extreme remarks have been delivered with a smile as she radiates the warmth of a friendly small-town neighbor.

The warmth and the soul that you get out of dancing, if someone was going to stop you from doing that?

I wrapped my poncho around me for warmth and waited in the quiet darkness.

The medium pitch expresses warmth, emotion, and the heart qualities.

The feeling for the tiny things probably has in it the warmth of a young personal sympathy.

Miss Anne smiled kindly, not dreaming of his perplexity, amused by his Southern warmth.

Our friendship was close and intimate, such as is formed in the warmth of youth and which the grave alone dissolves.

The quiet comfort and heartfelt warmth of an English fireside must be felt to be appreciated.





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