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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [wawrmth]
    • /wɔrmθ/
    • /wɔːmθ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wawrmth]
    • /wɔrmθ/

Definitions of warmth word

  • noun warmth the quality or state of being warm; moderate or gentle heat. 1
  • noun warmth the sensation of moderate heat. 1
  • noun warmth 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. 1
  • noun warmth the quality of being intimate and attached: All children need warmth and affection from their families. 1
  • noun warmth an effect of brightness, cheerfulness, coziness, etc., achieved by the use of warm colors: The room has warmth since it was redecorated. 1
  • noun warmth the means or ability to produce a sensation of heat: a jacket with little warmth. 1

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Origin of warmth

First appearance:

before 1125
One of the 6% oldest English words
First recorded in 1125-75, warmth is from the Middle English word wermth. See warm, -th1

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Parts of speech for Warmth


warmth popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 97% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for warmth

noun warmth

  • balminess — mild and refreshing; soft; soothing: balmy weather.
  • temperate — moderate or self-restrained; not extreme in opinion, statement, etc.: a temperate response to an insulting challenge.
  • heat — the state of a body perceived as having or generating a relatively high degree of warmth.
  • warmness — having or giving out a moderate degree of heat, as perceived by the senses: a warm bath.
  • hotness — having or giving off heat; having a high temperature: a hot fire; hot coffee.

Antonyms for warmth

noun warmth

  • cold — Something that is cold has a very low temperature or a lower temperature than is normal or acceptable.
  • cold-hearted — A cold-hearted person does not feel any affection or sympathy towards other people.
  • unfriendly — not amicable; not friendly or kindly in disposition; unsympathetic; aloof: an unfriendly coldness of manner.
  • apathy — You can use apathy to talk about someone's state of mind if you are criticizing them because they do not seem to be interested in or enthusiastic about anything.
  • coolness — moderately cold; neither warm nor cold: a rather cool evening.

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