Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Coolness and composure, especially in trying circumstances.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Freedom from agitation or excitement of mind; coolness; indifference; calmness in trying circumstances.

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

  • noun Freedom from agitation or excitement of mind; coolness in trying circumstances; indifference; calmness.

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  • noun Composure, level-headedness, coolness in trying circumstances.

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

  • noun great coolness and composure under strain

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French : sang, blood (from Old French, from Latin sanguis) + froid, cold (from Old French, from Vulgar Latin *frigidus, alteration of Latin frīgidus; see frigid).]

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From French sang-froid ("cool blood")

Examples

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  • Something of which I don't have enough!

    April 8, 2007

  • From the French, it literally means "cold blood"

    May 31, 2008