Translation of cold-blooded in Spanish:

cold-blooded

a sangre fría, adj.

Pronunciation /ˌkəʊldˈblʌdɪd//ˌkoʊldˈblədɪd/

adjective

  • 1

    (murder) a sangre fría
    (killer) despiadado
    (killer) cruel
    (killer) desalmado
    • You've made it very clear you believe a teenager could commit a cold-blooded murder.
    • But however evil the crime and the criminal, it still does not justify cold-blooded murder by the state.
    • What you hate most in your partner is that the person is ruthless, cold-blooded, and/or ironic.
    • This is not an action of the Resistance, but cold-blooded murder in the service of rotten political objectives.
    • The cold-blooded murder of two people, who according to reports were both disabled and could not escape their assassins, is a heinous crime.
    • What a malicious, cold-blooded thing for a corporation to say.
    • They spoke of a kind, polite and popular son who would be incapable of cold-blooded murder.
    • He had been accused as cold-blooded for such an emotionless image.
    • He is putting Hitler to shame by his cold-blooded savagery.
    • This can be looked upon as cold-blooded and barbaric and not fit for today's modern society.
    • It was a cold-blooded and brutal murder of people who were running away.
    • Chances are you had no idea one of the most cold-blooded, ruthless murderers in Canadian history was committing atrocities in your own back yard.
    • The former managing director of a sheet metal firm died yesterday after he was gunned down by a hitman in a ‘savage, cold-blooded killing’ outside his home.
    • But still, for me, the death sentence is too cold-blooded, too unfeeling.
    • The cold-blooded murder galvanized the public AND the authorities.
    • This was indicative of his cold-blooded and hard-hearted attitude towards Africans.
    • Such a cold-blooded and barbaric punishment degrades everyone involved in the murder.
    • It was a cold-blooded brutal killing, carried out in a busy town-centre street at 3pm on a Thursday afternoon.
    • He is also a cruel, cold-blooded, wicked, sadistic, brutal, ruthless and evil person.
    • But little children who are so filled with anger and fury that they commit cold-blooded murder are not the products of a healthy upbringing.
  • 2

    (indifferent)
    she was quite cold-blooded about her decision/about telling him the truth habló de su decisión/le dijo la verdad con total frialdad
  • 3

    Zoology
    de sangre fría
    • There is a story about a frog, which, being a cold-blooded creature, adapts its temperature to its surroundings.
    • Large rocks or a stone wall make great basking spots for these cold-blooded insects.
    • Among the animals, cold-blooded forms like dinosaurs would have been affected more than the warm-blooded mammals.
    • Butterflies are cold-blooded and bask in the sun to raise their body temperatures.
    • When given a picture of a triceratops and told it was a dinosaur, the children correctly inferred that it belonged to the cold-blooded class of animals.
    • Crocodiles are cold-blooded creatures, and they keep their temperature constant by basking in the sun and staying in the water at night.
    • All cold-blooded animals, all warm-blooded animals and all plants have a place on this Earth.
    • Of cold-blooded creatures, lobsters and crayfish are particularly prized for their delicious ‘tail’ meat.
    • Most reptiles have three-chambered hearts, a design that makes them cold-blooded.
    • One species of bacterium sickens cattle, for example, while another attacks frogs, fishes, and other cold-blooded animals.
    • Mammals have a much better chance of survival here, as they generate body heat internally and do not need to rely on heat from the sun like cold-blooded animals.
    • While most mammals and birds show signs of REM sleep, reptiles and other cold-blooded animals do not.
    • Reptiles have generally been described as sluggish, cold-blooded ectotherms.
    • When an alligator is resting, it breathes intermittently, taking one breath per minute, much like other cold-blooded reptiles.
    • But because many species are cold-blooded, some sharks eat only about 2 percent of their body weight each day.
    • Fish are cold-blooded and breathe underwater using gills; whales, on the other hand, maintain a warm and constant body temperature.
    • In genes of cold-blooded animals, plants, and unicellular organisms, these regularities are weaker and often not consistent.
    • Like your butterflies, beneficial insects are cold-blooded and don't like cold, windy weather.
    • For example, one might think that skeletal growth rates would be higher for an endothermic animal than for an ectothermic, or cold-blooded, one.
    • Still, bears are warm-blooded mammals and thus are more similar to humans than are cold-blooded reptiles like the alligators.
  • 4informal

    (sensitive to cold)
    (person) friolento
    (person) friolero Spain