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[kool-hed-id] /ˈkulˈhɛd ɪd/
not easily excited; calm.
Origin of cool-headed
First recorded in 1770-80
Related forms
cool-headedly, adverb
coolheadedness, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • "I wish I could be as cool-headed as Thomas," she said, with a tinge of petulance.

    Good Indian B. M. Bower
  • Isaac was small, but he was bright, cool-headed, and brave-hearted.

  • They run to extremes in a way which cool-headed Britons do not understand.

    Ireland as It Is Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
  • I asked no questions, for I knew my second officer's cool-headed disposition.

    Vampires of Space Sewell Peaslee Wright
  • He discouraged all attacks by his swift and cool-headed defense.

    The Grizzly Enos A. Mills
  • She was jealous of her reputation with the old and cool-headed lords about her.

    The Town Leigh Hunt
  • He was one of the best riders on the ranch, cool-headed and a good shot.

    A Tenderfoot Bride Clarice E. Richards
  • All of them are men, clear-headed, cool-headed, true-headed men.

    The Modern Railroad Edward Hungerford
  • I could see—that is, my cool-headed old uncle could see—much more.

    Barry Lyndon William Makepeace Thackeray

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