Cool Cool, a. [Compar. {Cooler}; superl. {Coolest}.] [AS. c[=o]l; akin to D. koel, G. k["u]hl, OHG. chouli, Dan. k["o]lig, Sw. kylig, also to AS. calan to be cold, Icel. kala. See {Cold}, and cf. {Chill}.] 1. Moderately cold; between warm and cold; lacking in warmth; producing or promoting coolness. [1913 Webster]

Fanned with cool winds. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. Not ardent, warm, fond, or passionate; not hasty; deliberate; exercising self-control; self-possessed; dispassionate; indifferent; as, a cool lover; a cool debater. [1913 Webster]

For a patriot, too cool. --Goldsmith. [1913 Webster]

3. Not retaining heat; light; as, a cool dress. [1913 Webster]

4. Manifesting coldness or dislike; chilling; apathetic; as, a cool manner. [1913 Webster]

5. Quietly impudent; negligent of propriety in matters of minor importance, either ignorantly or willfully; presuming and selfish; audacious; as, cool behavior. [1913 Webster]

Its cool stare of familiarity was intolerable. --Hawthorne. [1913 Webster]

6. Applied facetiously, in a vague sense, to a sum of money, commonly as if to give emphasis to the largeness of the amount. [1913 Webster]

He had lost a cool hundred. --Fielding. [1913 Webster]

Leaving a cool thousand to Mr. Matthew Pocket. --Dickens.

Syn: Calm; dispassionate; self-possessed; composed; repulsive; frigid; alienated; impudent. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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