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
So all that Italian crew looked on and marvelled at the infant phenomenon that downed wine with the sang-froid of an automaton.
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.
Cette politique a porte ses fruits puisque nous sommes en mesure d'affronter cette crise avec sang-froid, avec determination, tout en etant rassures quant a nos marges de manaAEuvre en mesure de nous permettre de mener un plan d'action efficace de sortie de crise", a-t-il soutenu.
The uniformed services train for physical action and bravery and sang-froid under fire, and schoolteachers do not, except in a small way.
Nous pensons que cette ruee vers le tweet est une indication qu'il perd son sang-froid sous l'effet du stress.
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Macron praised the British for their sang-froid in the face of the attacks and emphasised France's "desire to win this war against terrorism together.
As Chris said, unforgettably: "He talked about a phone with sang-froid as if it was a lamb chop.
So a mixture of savoir-faire and sang-froid won the day for France at the Stade Velodrome in Marseille.
We even use sang-froid to describe an Englishman's ability to retain a stiff upper lip and composure under strain.
The looser pre-code restrictions of the time also allowed Mae to roll out her double and triple entendres with staggering sang-froid.