What are the synonym and antonym of "Cool"
Could anyone, especially native English speakers, give me a help?
I am finding a formal word which has equivalent meaning to the word "cool" (attractive, good-looking and different), and its antonym?
Or in English, as a native speaker, what word can you use as a replacement for the word "cool" when you want to express this sense in a document? and its antonym?
I need the formal words because these two words would appear in a questionnaire.
Thank all of you in advance!
Well, the obvious antonym = uncool.
cool = hip, flash, fashionable.
uncool = passé, outdated, old-fashioned.
I usually use "lame" colloquially as an antonym of cool. If something is not cool, I'll often just say, "that's lame," or "that sucks."
Doesn't cool still have several meanings, depending on the situation?
Yes, it has multi-meaning and its meaning changes depending on context, e.g. decribing human characteristic or describing appearance of someone or something.
+To other friends:
What I want to express is that "cool" mean "good-looking or attractive+fashionable+distinctive". Specifically, I want to said about "car" in general. If we compare car with other vehicles, "Car is cool"? which means that in general car is more good-looking, attractive and distinctive than other vehicles like bus, bike ect.
So in this case instead of using an informal word of "cool" , what word is the best choice in formal writing? (And the correspondent antonym?)
Another thing is that: I wonder if it is possible to use "cool" to describe car in general other than a specific car?
<<Deborah Mon Aug 22, 2005 12:42 am GMT
Doesn't cool still have several meanings, depending on the situation?>>
Why do you use question here??
Can you say "Cool doesn't still have several meanings etc ?
not cool: uncool
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I tend to use cool in formal situations as well (though I probably shouldn't) but, as it is kind of a catch-all, it would depend on the context... It could be "awesome" "interesting" "wonderful" or a myriad of other things.
vaganizzle? lol wow...