Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A moderate degree of cold; a temperature between cold and heat: as, the coolness of the summer's evening.
  • noun A moderate or refreshing sensation of cold.
  • noun Absence of mental confusion or excitement; clearness of judgment and calmness of action, particularly in an emergency: as, the safety of the party depended on his coolness.
  • noun Absence of ardor or intensity; want of passion, zeal, cordiality, or affection; indifference.
  • noun Quiet and unabashed impudence; nonchalance; effrontery; presumption.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The state of being cool; a moderate degree of cold; a moderate degree, or a want, of passion; want of ardor, zeal, or affection; calmness.
  • noun colloq. Calm impudence; self-possession.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun uncountable The state of being cool, as in chilly.
  • noun countable The result or product of being cool, as in chilly.
  • noun slang, uncountable The state of being cool, as in good or pleasing.
  • noun slang, countable The result or product of being cool, as in good or pleasing.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a lack of affection or enthusiasm
  • noun calm and unruffled self-assurance
  • noun fearless self-possession in the face of danger
  • noun the property of being moderately cold

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From cool +‎ -ness.

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