Definitions

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  • adj. Having an even temper; calm and collected

Etymologies

From cool + head + -ed, thus "having a cool head." (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • He urged governments and conservationists to be "coolheaded," saying: "Our decisions on these important issues must not be based on emotion but credible scientific data."

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The postgame analysis in the media, though, was that the coolheaded Obama had won the night, displaying a firm grasp of the facts, while John, they tried to convince voters, had seemed irritable and condescending.

    Palin: 'I will forever question' Rev. Wright strategy

  • At that exact moment of terrestrial frenzy, our own Venerable Captain Star Ice, who is known for his coolheaded analysis and time-tested platinum nerves under all conditions of adversity, started to emit a guttural perturbation that soon increased its pitch to a high decibel roar:

    SciFi, Fantasy & Horror Collectibles - Part 661

  • And despite her remarkable command of languages, razor-sharp mind and transcendent abilities as a ruler -- "every bit Caesar's equal as a coolheaded, clear-eyed pragmatist" -- it is the libidinous queen who lives on.

    Stacy Schiff's new biography of "Cleopatra," reviewed by Maria Arana

  • "We don't have a situation where we can have coolheaded discussions," one government official said.

    Japan's Bid to Join Asian Trade Pact Faces a Leery U.S.

  • Sami, usually very coolheaded, rang my room, asking if I was OK.

    Shellshocked

  • Though Zuckerberg had stayed coolheaded during the News Feed crisis, the young CEO was now unnerved.

    The Facebook Effect

  • For the most part, he was coolheaded, especially for a rage demon, and remained rational even as hour upon hour lagged by.

    Kresley Cole Immortals After Dark: The Clan MacRieve

  • Men love to prove they can drive every thought out of even the most coolheaded woman.

    Silver Zombie

  • He's been the executive producer of the Peace Prize Concert since its inception - an incredibly coolheaded man who saw the Sex Pistols play their only Oslo gig back in '77.

    Give peace a dance

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