warmth

noun
1 a fairly high temperature
ADJECTIVE
comfortable, comforting, delicious, enveloping, glowing, pleasant

the comforting warmth of her bed

He moved closer to the pleasant warmth of the fire.

gentle

the gentle warmth of the late summer sun

bodily (AmE), body

This clothing maintains your body warmth.

VERB + WARMTH
feel

She could feel the warmth of the child's hand in her own.

bask in, enjoy, revel in, savour/savor

We lay on the beach, basking in the warmth of the hot sun.

add (figurative), provide

Browns and golds add warmth to a room.

retain

Insulation will help retain the house's warmth.

WARMTH + VERB
radiate, spread

She sat by the fire and felt the warmth spread through her body.

PREPOSITION
for warmth

They found the children huddled together for warmth.

warmth from

warmth from the radiator

2 friendliness or kindness
ADJECTIVE
great
genuine, real
emotional, human, personal

She seems to be a person without human warmth.

VERB + WARMTH
bring, convey, exude, radiate, show

a person who radiates warmth and kindness

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  • warmth — late 12c., wearmth, P.Gmc. *warmitho (Cf. M.L.G. wermede, Du. warmte), from *warmo (see WARM (Cf. warm) (adj.)) …   Etymology dictionary

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