coolness


coolness
noun
1. calm and unruffled self-assurance (Freq. 1)
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he performed with all the coolness of a veteran

Derivationally related forms: ↑imperturbable (for: ↑imperturbableness), ↑imperturbable (for: ↑imperturbability), ↑cool
Hypernyms: ↑calmness
2. the property of being moderately cold (Freq. 1)
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the chilliness of early morning

Syn: ↑chilliness, ↑nip
Derivationally related forms: ↑nippy (for: ↑nip), ↑cool, ↑chilly (for: ↑chilliness)
Hypernyms: ↑coldness, ↑cold, ↑low temperature, ↑frigidity, ↑frigidness
3. fearless self-possession in the face of danger (Freq. 1)
Syn: ↑nervelessness
Derivationally related forms: ↑nerveless (for: ↑nervelessness), ↑cool
Hypernyms: ↑fearlessness
4. a lack of affection or enthusiasm
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a distressing coldness of tone and manner

Syn: ↑coldness, ↑frigidity, ↑frigidness, ↑iciness, ↑chilliness
Derivationally related forms: ↑icy (for: ↑iciness), ↑frigid (for: ↑frigidness), ↑frigid (for: ↑frigidity), ↑cool, ↑cold (for: ↑coldness)
Hypernyms: ↑unemotionality, ↑emotionlessness
Hyponyms: ↑stone, ↑tepidness, ↑lukewarmness

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • coolness — index disinterest (lack of interest), ill will, indifference, moderation Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • coolness — (n.) O.E. colnesse; see COOL (Cf. cool) + NESS (Cf. ness). Figurative sense of calmness is from 1650s; that of absence of warm affection is from 1670s …   Etymology dictionary

  • Coolness — Cool (von engl.: cool = kühl, kalt) ist ein ursprünglich jugendsprachlicher Begriff, der in die Umgangssprache eingegangen ist. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Wortbedeutung 2 Siehe auch 3 Literatur 4 Weblinks …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Coolness — Unbekümmertheit; Nonchalance; Lässigkeit * * * Cool|ness 〈[ ku:lnɛs] f.; ; unz.; umg.〉 1. Kaltblütigkeit, Kaltschnäuzigkeit 2. Kühle [engl.] * * * Cool|ness , die; [engl. coolness = Kühlheit] (salopp) …   Universal-Lexikon

  • coolness — n. indifference coolness to, towards * * * [ kuːlnɪs] towards [ indifference ] coolness to …   Combinatory dictionary

  • Coolness — Cool|ness [ ku:lnɛs] die; <aus gleichbed. engl. coolness> das Coolsein …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • coolness — 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

  • coolness — noun see cool I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • coolness — See coolish. * * * …   Universalium