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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. 2017.
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  • It was very fortunate for them that in this hour of peril they had the cool-headed and courageous Mustagan in command.

    Three Boys in the Wild North Land Egerton Ryerson Young
  • Isaac was small, but he was bright, cool-headed, and brave-hearted.

  • I was cool-headed, and accustomed to this species of adventure, or I should never have been there.

    Love Under Fire Randall Parrish
  • 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.)
  • The British were completely surprised, but they were cool-headed old soldiers, who were not to be scared by a surprise.

  • I asked no questions, for I knew my second officer's cool-headed disposition.

    Vampires of Space Sewell Peaslee Wright
  • "I wish I could be as cool-headed as Thomas," she said, with a tinge of petulance.

    Good Indian B. M. Bower
  • All of them are men, clear-headed, cool-headed, true-headed men.

    The Modern Railroad Edward Hungerford
  • He was one of the best riders on the ranch, cool-headed and a good shot.

    A Tenderfoot Bride Clarice E. Richards

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