warmthless, adj.warmthlessness, n.
/wawrmth/, n.
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.
4. the quality of being intimate and attached: All children need warmth and affection from their families.
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.
[1125-75; ME wermth. See WARM, -TH1]
Syn. 3. heat, fire, spirit, vigor. 4. tenderness, kindness, affection.

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