cold shoulder n. Informal
Deliberate coldness or disregard; a slight or a snub:

received the cold shoulder from several members of the club.

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  • coldshoulder — cold·shoul·der (kōldʹshōlʹdər) tr.v. Informal cold·shoul·dered, cold·shoul·der·ing, cold·shoul·ders To slight or snub (someone). * * * …   Universalium

  • coldshoulder — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb Informal. To slight (someone) deliberately: cut, rebuff, shun, snub, spurn. Idioms: close (or shut) the door on, give someone the cold shoulder, give someone the go by, turn one s back on. See ACCEPT …   English dictionary for students

  • coldshoulder — v. behave in an unfriendly way toward a person; purposefully ignore someone …   English contemporary dictionary

  • give the coldshoulder —    To give someone the cold shoulder means to deliberately ignore them.     After giving my opinion, he gave me the cold shoulder …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • cut — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. incise, carve, dissect, slice, shave, trim, shape; separate, divide, split, sever; abridge, shorten, diminish, reduce, curtail; hurt, sting, wound, snub, ignore; reap, gather. See disjunction,… …   English dictionary for students

  • rebuff — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. snub, slight, cut; repulse, rout, check. See failure. v. t. repel, repulse; snub, cut, slight, high hat (sl.), cold shoulder (sl.). See rejection, repulsion. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. repulse, snub,… …   English dictionary for students

  • shun — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. avoid, elude, evade, eschew; cut, ignore; steer clear of. See avoidance. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. dodge, evade, keep away from, ignore, neglect; see also avoid . Ant. accept, adopt*, take advantage… …   English dictionary for students

  • snub — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. cut, ignore, slight, rebuff, cold shoulder; check, curb, halt. n. rebuff, slight, cut. adj. turned up, blunt, retroussé. See contempt, repulsion. II (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To slight] Syn. ignore, turn …   English dictionary for students

  • disregard — [n] ignoring apathy, brush off*, contempt, disdain, disesteem, disfavor, disinterest, disrespect, forgetting, heedlessness, inadvertence, inattention, indifference, insouciance, lassitude, lethargy, listlessness, neglect, neglecting, negligence,… …   New thesaurus

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