sangfroid
noun Etymology: French sang-froid, literally, cold blood Date: 1750 self-possession or imperturbability especially under strain Synonyms: see equanimity

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  • sangfroid — phlegm, composure, *equanimity Analogous words: indifference, unconcernedness or unconcern, aloofness, detachment (see corresponding adjectives at INDIFFERENT): self possession, aplomb, self assurance, assurance, self confidence, *confidence… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • sangfroid — ► NOUN ▪ composure or coolness under trying circumstances. ORIGIN French, cold blood …   English terms dictionary

  • sangfroid — noun [sɑŋˈfrwɑd/|[sɑ̃ˈfrwɑ/ Self possession or imperturbability especially under strain. He handled the stressful situation with great sangfroid. Syn: poise, aplomb, unflappability See Also: sanguine …   Wiktionary

  • sangfroid —    (sanh FRWAH) [French: cold blood] Presence of mind; composure; coolness in a difficult situation; self control.    The renowned British sangfroid was tested severely last week by the threat of a strike …   Dictionary of foreign words and phrases

  • sangfroid — [sɒsangfroid frwα:] noun composure or coolness under trying circumstances. Origin C18: from Fr. sang froid, lit. cold blood …   English new terms dictionary

  • Sangfroid — …   Wikipedia

  • Sangfroid — Koldblodighed …   Danske encyklopædi

  • sangfroid —  Unflappability …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • sangfroid — see sang froid …   English dictionary

  • sangfroid — sang·froid || ‚sÉ‘Å‹ frwÉ‘ /‚sÉ’0303; frwɑː n. (French) cold blood , coolness of mind, composure …   English contemporary dictionary

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