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sang-froidor sang·froid (säN-frwä′)
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).]
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composure; self-possession; calmness
[C18: from French, literally: cold blood]
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coolness of mind; calmness; composure.
[1740–50; < French: literally, cold blood]
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A French term meaning cold blood, used to mean calmness in a testing or dangerous situation.
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|Noun||1.||sang-froid - great coolness and composure under strain; "keep your cool"|
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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.
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