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cold (part of speech: adjective)
severe (part of speech: adjective)
demanding, rigid, austere, fundamental, gruff, rigorous, brusque, dry, uncompromising, precise, curt, piquant, correct, brisk, chilly, obstinate, imperial, stiff-necked, bleak, obdurate, disciplined, cutting, spare, stringent, hidebound, blunt, caustic, censorious, lean, cool, tart, exacting, basic, acute, sharp, ascetic, acerbic, inflexible, raw, astringent, prudish, meticulous, severe, frosty, Spartan, Draconian, harsh, acrimonious, unbending, intolerant, puritanical, oppressive, keen, critical, authoritarian, short, abrupt, strict, stern, relentless, stark, intense, crisp, grim, strait-laced, dour
- Apart from its straight lines it resembled more the architecture of a forest brook as it will build after heavy fall rains followed by a late drought when all the waters of the wild are receding so that the icy cover stands above them like the arches of a bridge. - "Over Prairie Trails", Frederick Philip Grove.
- Apologetically he pulled on his boots, and stepping to the sand dashed the icy water into his face. - "The Man Who Rocked the Earth", Arthur Train Robert Williams Wood.
- But after all, it was Anderson's strong arms that had drawn him from the icy depths of the lake, and carried him to safety! - "Lady Merton, Colonist", Mrs. Humphry Ward.