AskDefine | Define sangfroid

Dictionary Definition

sang-froid n : great coolness and composure under strain; "keep your cool" [syn: aplomb, assuredness, cool, poise]

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Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈsɑ̃ːŋˈfrwɑː/

Etymology

etyl fr sang + froid

Noun

  1. Self-possession or imperturbability especially under strain.
    He handled the stressful situation with great sangfroid.

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Translations

self-possession or imperturbability

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Buddha-like composure, Oriental calm, aloofness, aplomb, ataraxy, balance, balanced personality, calm disposition, calm of mind, calmness, composure, constancy, cool, coolheadedness, coolness, coolth, countenance, courage, easy mind, equanimity, equilibrium, fastness, firmness, homeostasis, icy calm, imperturbability, imperturbation, indifference, indisturbance, invariability, mental composure, nerve, peace of mind, peacefulness, philosophic composure, philosophicalness, philosophy, phlegm, placidity, poise, quiet, quiet mind, quietude, reliability, rootedness, sang-froid, secureness, security, self-containment, self-control, self-possession, serenity, solidity, soothingness, soundness, stability, stable equilibrium, stable state, steadfastness, steadiness, steady nerves, steady state, substantiality, tranquillity, unconcern, undeflectability, uniformity, unruffledness, unshakable nerves, unshakableness
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