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Webster 1828 Edition


Cool-headed

COOL-HEADED

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Adj.
Having a temper not easily excited; free from passion.

Definition 2022


cool-headed

cool-headed

See also: coolheaded

English

Adjective

cool-headed (comparative more cool-headed, superlative most cool-headed)

  1. Calm and imperturbable, especially under pressure.
    • 2014, A teacher, "Choosing a primary school: a teacher's guide for parents", The Guardian, 23 September 2014:
      The best headteachers are like submarine captains – cool-headed, astute decision-makers – who trust their colleagues and surroundings to indicate where their ship is headed.

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