sang-froid


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sang-froid

or sang·froid  (säN-frwä′)
n.
Coolness and composure, especially in trying circumstances.

[French : sang, blood (from Old French, from Latin sanguis) + froid, cold (from Old French, from Vulgar Latin *frigidus, alteration of Latin frīgidus; see frigid).]

sang-froid

(French sɑ̃frwa)
n
composure; self-possession; calmness
[C18: from French, literally: cold blood]

sang-froid

(Fr. sɑ̃ˈfrwa)

n.
coolness of mind; calmness; composure.
[1740–50; < French: literally, cold blood]

sang-froid

A French term meaning cold blood, used to mean calmness in a testing or dangerous situation.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sang-froid - great coolness and composure under strainsang-froid - great coolness and composure under strain; "keep your cool"
calm, calmness, composure, equanimity - steadiness of mind under stress; "he accepted their problems with composure and she with equanimity"

sang-froid

noun composure, poise, coolness, aplomb, cool (slang), indifference, calmness, equanimity, nonchalance, phlegm, self-possession, unflappability (informal), imperturbability, cool-headedness He behaves throughout with a certain sang-froid.

sang-froid

noun
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Jennings was delighted with her gratitude, and only wondered that after hearing such a sentence, the Colonel should be able to take leave of them, as he immediately did, with the utmost sang-froid, and go away without making her any reply
He was not embarrassed, for his unconscious sang-froid was boundless; but as he became aware that this was the proud and beautiful Madame de Cintre, the loveliest woman in the world, the promised perfection, the proposed ideal, he made an instinctive movement to gather his wits together.
So all that Italian crew looked on and marvelled at the infant phenomenon that downed wine with the sang-froid of an automaton.
Ce jour-la, jeudi 15 janvier 2009, les 150 passagers et les 5 membres d'equipage ne durent leur salut qu'au sang-froid des pilotes qui reussirent a poser sans encombre l'avion sur l'eau, sauvant ainsi la vie de tous ses occupants.
Mais les joueurs ivoiriens ont su garder leur sang-froid pour faire le necessaire aux moments opportuns.
The looser pre-code restrictions of the time also allowed Mae to roll out her double and triple entendres with staggering sang-froid.
In the chapter on secret operations, O'Connor demonstrates a particular gift for describing the women of the SOE and their sang-froid prior to dispatch.
She and her OtherStuckers - which is what her followers like to call their group - juggle work and family responsibilities without losing that indomitable sang-froid and self-assuredness expected of a seasoned beauty queen.
And even a rare off-day in front of goal, like at the Emirates, doesn't affect that sang-froid.
The taciturn General Kayani weathered those accusations with a sang-froid that left both allies and enemies guessing about what, or whom, he knew.
Plus de peur que de mal, l'avion a pose ses roues au sol sans embuches, grace, a-t-on confie, au sang-froid et a la maEtrise du commandant de bord qui a ete a la hauteur de cette situation critique.
Ce qui est evident aussi c'est que ce massacre a pour origine le regime de Bachar al-Assad, alors apres, il faut proportionner les reactions, mesurees, agir a la fois avec determination et avec sang-froid, et c'est ca qui va etre arbitre au cours des jours qui viennent".