Definitions

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  • n. A chill in relations

Etymologies

From the French froideur (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Sir Edward once told me that when he met Georges Pompidou, De Gaulle's successor, there was a certain froideur as they discussed the plan.

    Triumph at Trafalgar

  • ” There might also be a certain froideur in the air when Mr Baker next bumps into Chris Huhne, his successor as the Liberal Democrat environment spokesman.” said Nigel Morris “Mr Huhne spent £3,284 on car mileage - but only £176 on train tickets, even though his Hampshire constituency is easily reached by rail.”

    Norman Baker Cheats On Campaign Funding

  • And didn't prevent Jacobson and Pinter from becoming chummy after Pinter declared armistice, regretting the "froideur" between them.

    Gripes of Wrath: James Wolcott

  • The 'froideur' between Victoria Beckham and Katie Price is well documented.

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  • Conditions for the diplomatic froideur of the last five years remain, with British and Russian officials locked in deadlock over British requests for the extradition of Andrei Lugovoi, suspected of murdering Litvinenko.

    David Cameron in Russia: aiming high in trade talks, despite warning

  • Because while The Auteur treated his fellow hacks with a haughtiness that made Louis XIV look like Michael Palin, it was as nothing compared to the froideur he reserved for football managers.

    The Auteur proves his value in offhand dismissals of class acts | Harry Pearson

  • If the owner's froideur doesn't deter you, this 10-room semi-troglodyte hotel overlooking the vineyards of Saumur-Champigny has a lot to offer: a charming site; thematically decorated rooms; and, above all, a dramatic heated swimming pool carved into the rock of its own troglodyte cave.

    Soul Food

  • There was an offended froideur provoked by the distance the Clinton camp had put between the candidate and a feminist legacy.

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  • For all its art-world froideur and its antiseptic, scientific gleam, Ansett's photo has that kind of sympathy, that kind of humanity.

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  • The first and most obvious is the apparent distance and froideur of U.S.

    Scott Malcomson: World Government

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