cool-headed


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cool-head·ed

(ko͞ol′hĕd′ĭd)
adj.
Not easily excited or flustered.

cool-headed

adj
able to remain calm in difficult situations

cool′-head′ed



adj.
not easily excited; calm.
[1770–80]
cool′-head′ed•ly, adv.
cool′-head′ed•ness, n.
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cool-headed

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cool-headed

[ˈkuːlˌhedɪd] ADJsereno, imperturbable

cool-headed

adjkühl (und besonnen)

cool

(kuːl) adjective
1. slightly cold. cool weather.
2. calm or not excitable. He's very cool in a crisis.
3. not very friendly. He was very cool towards me.
4. (slang) great; terrific; fantastic. Wow, that's really cool!; You look cool in those jeans!
verb
1. to make or become less warm. The jelly will cool better in the refrigerator; She cooled her hands in the stream.
2. to become less strong. His affection for her has cooled; Her anger cooled.
noun
cool air or atmosphere. the cool of the evening.
ˈcoolly adverb
ˈcoolness noun
cool-ˈheaded adjective
able to act calmly.
cool down
1. to make or become less warm. Let your food cool down a bit!
2. to make or become less excited or less emotional. He was very angry but he's cooled down now.
keep one's cool
not to become over-excited or confused. If you keep your cool you won't fail.
lose one's cool
not to keep one's cool.
References in classic literature ?
I established with myself on these occasions, the reputation of a first-rate man of business - prompt, decisive, energetic, clear, cool-headed. When I had got all my responsibilities down upon my list, I compared each with the bill, and ticked it off.
But his love was much the strongest, and soon looked down the distrust, however reasonable, under the circumstances, the latter might have appeared to a disinterested and cool-headed observer.
And farmed it he had, for twenty years, shrewd, cool-headed, sober, industrious, and thrifty, rising from ship's boy and forecastle hand to mate and master of sailing-ships and thence into steam, second officer, first, and master, from small command to larger, and at last to the bridge of the old Tryapsic--old, to be sure, but worth her fifty thousand pounds and still able to bear up in all seas, and weather her nine thousand tons of freight.
'Let me see,' said Mr Crummles, taking off his outlaw's wig, the better to arrive at a cool-headed view of the whole case.
Cool-headed and rattlesnake-quick, Archer's making fears over England's bowling look daft.
Archer was easily the most hyped of the six first-timers on show, three in each side, but while he opened his international account with a stump-toppling yorker and regularly reached 90mph, England would have been heading home defeated were it not for Foakes' cool-headed 61 not out.
China's top envoy called on the United States to remain 'cool-headed' Thursday as Washington threatened to raise the tariff rate on the next $200 billion of Chinese imports.
"He is the youngest goalkeeper in the World Cup but he is cool-headed," said Rohr.
Thanks to lessons learned from these experiences and our own history, modern Turkey always pursued an extremely balanced and cool-headed policy in foreign policy.
In a news conference in Paris, Mr Gagey congratulated the crew for their cool-headed reaction to divert the plane.
While the cool-headed detective (Gillian Anderson, above with Jamie) is still reeling from the fact that he read her private notebook, she's also shocked that the killer has been boldly visiting Annie in hospital.
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