cold (adj.) 9
bad, unwelcome, disagreeable
2H4 V.ii.31 [Prince John to Lord Chief Justice] Though no man be assured what grace to find, / You stand in coldest expectation
2H6 I.i.235 [York alone] Anjou and Maine both given unto the French! / Cold news for me
2H6 III.i.86 [King to Somerset, responding to 'all is lost'] Cold news
3H6 III.ii.133 [Richard alone, of his place in the succession] A cold premeditation for my purpose!
R3 IV.iv.534 [Catesby to King Richard] That the Earl of Richmond / Is ... landed at Milford / Is colder tidings