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acold

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Every revolutionary idea seems to evoke three stages of reaction. They may be summed up by the phrases: (1) It's completely impossible. (2) It's possible, but it's not worth doing. (3) I said it was a good idea all along.
Arthur C. Clarke
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English

Etymology

Probably a past participle of the Middle English verb acolen (to grow cold or cool), from the Old English verb āclian (to grow cold); from the prefix a- (compare the Gothic er-, originally meaning out) + clian (to cool). See cool.

Adjective

acold (not comparable)

Positive
acold

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. (obsolete) Of a person, feeling cold.
    • c 1603–1606: Shakespeare, King Lear, IV-i
      Poor Tom's acold.

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