Nearby words

  1. cookstown,
  2. cooktop,
  3. cooktown orchid,
  4. cookware,
  5. cooky,
  6. cool as a cucumber,
  7. cool bag,
  8. cool down,
  9. cool drink,
  10. cool hunter

Idioms

Origin of cool

before 1000; Middle English cole, Old English cōl; cognate with Middle Low German kōl, Old High German kuoli (German kuhl). See cold, chill

ANTONYMS FOR cool
1, 3, 4, 7, 8. warm.

Related forms

Synonym study

1. See cold. 5. See calm.

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Examples from the Web for over-cool

  • And it was not allowed to get over-cool after that summoning fragrance had once extended throughout the cave.

    The Story of Ab|Stanley Waterloo


British Dictionary definitions for over-cool
See also cool out

Derived Forms

Word Origin for cool

Old English cōl; related to Old Norse kōlna, Old High German kuoli; see cold, chill

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Word Origin and History for over-cool
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Idioms and Phrases with over-cool

cool

In addition to the idioms beginning with cool

  • cool as a cucumber
  • cool down
  • cool it
  • cool off
  • cool one's heels
  • cool out

also see:

  • keep cool
  • keep one's cool
  • play it cool
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