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From Middle English warmth, warmeth, wermþe, from Old English *wiermþu (“warmth”), from Proto-West Germanic *warmiþu (“warmness; warmth”), corresponding to warm + -th. Cognate with Saterland Frisian Waarmte (“warmth”), West Frisian waarmte (“warmth”), Dutch warmte (“warmth”), German Low German Warmte, Warmt (“warmth”).
warmth (countable and uncountable, plural warmths)
- A moderate degree of heat; the sensation of being warm.
- Friendliness, kindness or affection.
- Fervor, intensity of emotion or expression.
- 1847 October 16, Currer Bell [pseudonym; Charlotte Brontë], “CHAPTER XXXIII”, in Jane Eyre. An Autobiography. […], volume (please specify |volume=I to III), London: Smith, Elder, and Co., […], →OCLC:
- "You don't know him—don't pronounce an opinion upon him," I said with warmth.
- (art) The effect of using mostly red and yellow hues.
moderate heat; sensation of being warm
intensity of emotion or expression
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