sangfroid









sangfroid


noun

  1. coolness of mind; calmness; composure: They committed the robbery with complete sang-froid.

noun

  1. composure; self-possession; calmness

n.“presence of mind, composure,” 1712, from French sang froid, literally “cool blood,” from sang “blood” (from Latin sanguis; see sanguinary) + froid “cold” (from Latin frigidus; see frigid). Composure in the face of difficulty or danger: “We would all be dead today if our bus driver hadn’t kept his sangfroid when the bus began to skid on the ice.” From French, meaning “cold blood.”

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