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
References in classic literature ?
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!--She had not thought her old friend could have made so indifferent a suitor.
His strongly marked features seemed drawn by square and rule; and if it be true that, in order to judge a man's character one must look at his profile, Barbicane, so examined, exhibited the most certain indications of energy, audacity, and sang-froid .
So all that Italian crew looked on and marvelled at the infant phenomenon that downed wine with the sang-froid of an automaton.
sang-froid , their carelessness of danger, they were mute, motionless with stiffened limbs, a prey to frightful terror.
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.
La Roja s'est ainsi adjugee ses deux titres continentaux consecutifs, en 2015 et 2016, montrant plus de sang-froid depuis le point de penalty que l'Argentine.
For pure sang-froid, Katherine gives Meryl Streep's Miranda Priestly a breathtakingly arrogant -- and elegant -- run for her money.
Owing to experience, the senior designers showed sang-froid in their designs, confident in their individual styles without losing that necessary measure of showmanship.
Interior Minister Gerard Collomb hailed in a tweet the "sang-froid and reaction of the police who neutralised the attacker."
"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.
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." "The British people are courageous, stand tall and do not give up.