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Meaning of COLD SHOULDER

Pronunciation:  kowld 'showldur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a refusal to recognize someone you know; "the snub was clearly intentional"
  2. [v]  pay no attention to, disrespect; "She cold-shouldered her ex-fiance"
 
 Synonyms: cut, slight, snub
 
 See Also: brush aside, brush off, discount, dismiss, disregard, ignore, push aside, rebuff, slight

 

 

Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: blink, brush-off, carefully ignore, cut, cut a corner, cut corners, cut direct, dismissal, disregard, dodge, fudge, high-hat, humiliation, not receive, ostracize, pass over, pass over lightly, rebuff, refusal, repulse, scamp, skim, skim over, skim the surface, skimp, skip over, slight, slubber over, slur, slur over, sneer, sniff, snob, snort, snub, spurn, spurning, the cold shoulder, the go-by, touch upon, touch upon lightly, turn away from, upstage
 

 

 

 

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