Sang-froid meaning

säɴ-frwä
Coolness and composure, especially in trying circumstances.
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Cool self-possession or composure.
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Composure, self-possession or imperturbability especially when in a dangerous situation.

He handled the stressful situation with great sangfroid.

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Composure, level-headedness, coolness in trying circumstances.
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Alternative spelling of sang-froid.
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Origin of sang-froid

  • French sang blood (from Old French) (from Latin sanguis) froid cold (from Old French) (from Vulgar Latin frigidus) (alteration of Latin frīgidus frigid)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • French sang (“blood”) + froid (“cold”)

    From Wiktionary

  • From French sang-froid (“cool blood")

    From Wiktionary