from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Not easily excited or flustered.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. calm and imperturbable, especially under pressure
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having a temper not easily excited; free from passion; unshakably calm and collected.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not easily excited or confused; possessing clear and calm judgment; not acting hastily or rashly.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. marked by calm self-control (especially in trying circumstances); unemotional
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Oscar is described as the cool-headed but ruthless younger brother of Chicago Mafia boss Bruno Bianchi, who was murdered in the first episode during an altercation with Bunny Maureen Amber Heard.
On a case, he needs to be cool-headed to the point of being a machine.
Among the many retorts, perhaps the most carefully argued and cool-headed came from Ben Brandzel and his all-star co-authors, Tate Hausman, Paul Adler and Ben Wikler.
This committee, under its cool-headed chairman, Tory Andrew Tyrie, is able to catch out slippery bankers.
A methodical engineer who stays cool-headed under pressure, Sougarret said he tried not to dwell too much on the men he was trying to save.
Most women in power, on the other hand, were less ruled by their libido and thus able to make more cool-headed judgments, she said.
Masters, on the other hand, is a cool-headed aesthete with beautiful redhead dancer for a girlfriend (Debra Fruer), and spends his off-hours working on his numerous paintings, which he always ends up burning (as he did in The French Connection, Friedkin draws class distinctions between the cops and criminals).
For the cool-headed, sidewalk rage may seem incomprehensible.
On Greek bailout funding specifically, Mr. Miklos said it is necessary to get a cool-headed assessment from experts whether Athens can fulfill its obligations.
Isn't it amazing what rationale, cool-headed diplomacy accomplishes!
Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.