coolly


coolly
adverb
in a composed and unconcerned manner (Freq. 4)
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without more ado Barker borrowed a knife from his brigade Major and honed it on a carborundum stone as coolly as a butcher

Syn: ↑nervelessly, ↑nonchalantly
Derived from adjective: ↑nonchalant (for: ↑nonchalantly), ↑nerveless (for: ↑nervelessly), ↑cool

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Coolly — Cool ly, adv. In a cool manner; without heat or excessive cold; without passion or ardor; calmly; deliberately; with indifference; impudently. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • coolly — cool|ly [ kulli ] adverb 1. ) calmly, without getting excited or angry: Kate handled the situation very coolly. 2. ) in an unfriendly way: His manner was coolly polite and impersonal …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • coolly — UK [ˈkuːllɪ] / US [ˈkullɪ] adverb 1) calmly, without getting excited or angry Kate handled the situation very coolly. 2) in an unfriendly way His manner was coolly polite and impersonal …   English dictionary

  • coolly — cool ► ADJECTIVE 1) of or at a fairly low temperature. 2) keeping one from becoming too hot. 3) unfriendly or unenthusiastic. 4) free from anxiety or excitement: he kept a cool head . 5) (of jazz) restrained and relaxed. 6) informal fashionably… …   English terms dictionary

  • coolly — adverb see cool I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • coolly — See coolish. * * * …   Universalium

  • coolly — adverb /kʊul.lɪi/ In a cool, unpanicked or collected manner …   Wiktionary

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