from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Coolness and composure, especially in trying circumstances.
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- n. Composure, level-headedness, coolness in trying circumstances.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Freedom from agitation or excitement of mind; coolness in trying circumstances; indifference; calmness.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Freedom from agitation or excitement of mind; coolness; indifference; calmness in trying circumstances.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. great coolness and composure under strain
That won't prevent it—suggests that her reputation for dry wit and sang-froid was well deserved.
Still, French sang-froid about the likely rising cost of stabilizing the euro zone may be tested as campaigning heats up ahead of the 2012 elections.
But he went among them single-handed, his bearing being a delicious composite of humility, familiarity, sang-froid, and insolence.
Set in Los Angeles, "Drive"—a high-octane neo-noir, where thugs are blown to bits with ruthless sang-froid and heads are smashed like melons—earned Mr. Refn the "Best Director" award in Cannes in May.
President Obama and the operatives who finally brought bin Laden to justice deserve great credit—Mr. Obama particularly for his sang-froid.
So all that Italian crew looked on and marvelled at the infant phenomenon that downed wine with the sang-froid of an automaton.
Tonight, as her husband attempts to reboot his political career with the assistance of Eli Gold the never knowingly understated Alan Cumming, Alicia keeps her cool during a vaguely hairy sniper subplot, and meets up with her brother, who refreshingly mocks her sang-froid.
Mr. Gruber, himself a Calhoun parent, generously attributed the children's sang-froid less to his skills as either a photographer or child psychologist than to the demeanor of the typical Calhoun student.
Yet, clad in Chelsea blue, the Spaniard will retain his sang-froid.
Now an economic development student in London, Eli expands on his teenage sang-froid: She had actually been to a fortune teller many years ago.