cool


cool
cool [ko͞ol]
adj.
[ME & OE col < IE base * gel-, cold, to freeze > CHILL, COLD, L gelu]
1. moderately cold; neither warm nor very cold
2. tending to reduce discomfort in warm or hot weather [cool clothes]
3.
a) not excited; calm; composed [cool in an emergency ]
b) marked by control of the emotions; restrained [cool jazz]
c) Slang emotionally uninvolved; uncommitted; dispassionate
4. showing dislike or indifference; not cordial [a cool manner]
5. calmly impudent or bold
6. not suggesting warmth: said of colors in the blue-green end of the spectrum
7. Informal without exaggeration [he won a cool thousand dollars ]
8. Slang very good, pleasing, etc.; excellent
adv.
in a cool manner
n.
1. a cool place, time, thing, part, etc. [the cool of the evening ]
2. Slang cool, dispassionate attitude or manner
vi.
[ME colien < OE colian, to cool]
to become cool or colder
vt.
to make cool or colder
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cool down
1. to lower the body temperature, pulse, etc. after vigorous exercise
2. to become less heated, passionate, agitated, angry, etc.
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☆ cool it
Slang to calm down
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cool off
1. to calm down
2. to lose enthusiasm, interest, etc.
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☆ cool out Slang
to make or become relaxed, calm, mollified, etc. [soothing words cooled him out]
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☆ play it cool
Slang to exercise strict control over one's emotions; stay aloof, unenthusiastic, or uncommitted
coolish
adj.
coolly
adv.
coolness
n.
SYN.- COOL, in this comparison, implies freedom from the heat of emotion or excitement, suggesting a calm, dispassionate attitude or a controlled alertness in difficult circumstances; COMPOSED suggests readiness to meet a trying situation through self-possession or the disciplining of one's emotions; COLLECTED stresses a being in full command of one's faculties or emotions in a distracting situation; UNRUFFLED suggests the maintenance of poise or composure in the face of something that might agitate or embarrass one; NONCHALANT stresses a cool lack of concern or casual indifference
-ANT. EXCITED, AGITATED

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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