adjective, cool·er, cool·est.
- great; fine; excellent: a real cool comic.
- characterized by great facility; highly skilled or clever: cool maneuvers on the parallel bars.
- socially adept: It's not cool to arrive at a party too early.
- acceptable; satisfactory; okay: If you want to stay late, that's cool.
- (used to express acceptance): Okay, cool! I'll be there at 10:00.
- (used to express approval, admiration, etc.): He got the job? Cool!
verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of cool
SYNONYMS FOR cool
Examples from the Web for coolness
Kim approached her career with tenacity and sincerity; any sort of coolness, remove, or privacy was not a luxury she could afford.
Each time Emma Stone or Mila Kunis have a new movie coming out, a flurry of odes to their “coolness” hit the web.
As usual, I smell … perfume—but possibly a perfume with a bit of coolness.
The remoteness, the coolness, the lecturing style is now a liability.
You have to credit the Obama campaign—and the man at the top—with a remarkable degree of skill matched by coolness and nerve.Obama, Clinton Scored Back to Back Home Runs With Their Speeches|Robert Shrum|September 8, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Thord went home, and there was a coolness between them while that winter lasted.
For the counsel must be Wulfhere's, and the coolness Wislac's, and the rest Heregar's, who will by no means bide that we run away.A Thane of Wessex|Charles W. Whistler
(a) In our illustration, the shock of coolness generated confusion and suspended belief, at least momentarily.How We Think|John Dewey
In an instant the room was filled with coolness and perfumes and the rushing sound of the river.Americans All|Various
His rooms were closed; he went to the hotel, took a bath, took two, but could not recover either his coolness or his temper.Anne|Constance Fenimore Woolson
British Dictionary definitions for coolness
Word Origin for cool
Idioms and Phrases with coolness
In addition to the idioms beginning with cool
- cool as a cucumber
- cool down
- cool it
- cool off
- cool one's heels
- cool out
- keep cool
- keep one's cool
- play it cool