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Cool in manner; unfriendly
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  1. Cool in manner; unfriendly
  2. Cool or cold enough to cause discomfort.
  3. Moderately cold; uncomfortably cool
That cools
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Covered with frost:
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  1. Covered with frost:
  2. Producing frost or cold enough to produce frost; freezing
  3. Cold in manner or feeling; austere; unfriendly
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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  1. Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
  2. Given to shivering; tending to shiver.
  3. Shivering or inclined to shiver; suffering from cold, fear, etc.
Smart or chic in appearance:
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  1. Smart or chic in appearance:
  2. Chilly, brisk, sharp.
  3. (Informal) Brisk, vigorous, or lively
Unhurried and methodical
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  1. Unhurried and methodical
  2. Done with or marked by full consciousness of the nature and effects; intentional:
  3. Carefully thought out and formed, or done on purpose; premeditated
Not disturbed or troubled; calm, peaceful, tranquil, etc.
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  1. Not disturbed or troubled; calm, peaceful, tranquil, etc.
  2. Used as a title and form of address for certain members of royalty:
  3. Content or composed; untroubled:
  1. Eased or loosened.
  2. Free from strain or tension.
  3. Having an easy-going mood or temperament.
(Slang) Having fully developed one's abilities, ambitions, etc.; having an integrated personality
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  1. (Slang) Having fully developed one's abilities, ambitions, etc.; having an integrated personality
  2. In the same place; with one another; not apart
  3. Emotionally stable and effective in performance:
Coming from or going to a distance:
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  1. Coming from or going to a distance:
  2. Aloof or chilly:
  3. Minimally similar:
Lacking conviction or enthusiasm; indifferent:
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  1. Lacking conviction or enthusiasm; indifferent:
  2. Not very warm or enthusiastic
Without anything superfluous; simple
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  1. Without anything superfluous; simple
  2. Marked by ingenuity and skill; adroit:
  3. Clean and in good order; trim; tidy
Being one generation removed from the relative specified. Often used in combination:
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  1. Being one generation removed from the relative specified. Often used in combination:
  2. (Informal) Very good; first-rate:
  3. Very skillful:
Interested in and sensitive to the latest styles and trends; up-to-date.
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  1. Interested in and sensitive to the latest styles and trends; up-to-date.
  2. Streetwise and knowing; savvy.
  3. Sophisticated, aware, up-to-date, etc.
Hard to believe; incredible; astounding
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  1. Hard to believe; incredible; astounding
  2. Extremely pleasing or successful:
  3. (Informal) Very good; wonderful
  1. Chilly
  2. Not warm and friendly; distant:
  3. Moderately cold; chilly:
With ice added.
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  1. With ice added.
  2. Covered over with ice.
  3. Very cold, but not necessarily containing ice.
Equipped with and climate-controlled by air-conditioning.
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  1. Equipped with and climate-controlled by air-conditioning.
Fresh and invigorating; bracing
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  1. Fresh and invigorating; bracing
  2. Fresh and tidy
  3. Fresh and firm
Not saline or salty:
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  1. Not saline or salty:
  2. Free from impurity or pollution; pure:
  3. Revived or reinvigorated; refreshed:
Nipping or tending to nip, or pinch
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  1. Nipping or tending to nip, or pinch
  2. Bitingly cold:
  3. Cold in a stinging way
Sarcastic
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  1. Sarcastic
  2. Sharp; biting; nippy
  3. Sharp and biting, as the cold.
Of or relating to insects and certain other animals that wound the skin with a sting, mouthparts, or fangs.
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  1. Of or relating to insects and certain other animals that wound the skin with a sting, mouthparts, or fangs.
  2. Causing a stinging sensation.
  3. Causing a stinging sensation; nipping:
Invigorating; stimulating; refreshing
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  1. Invigorating; stimulating; refreshing
  2. Invigorating or refreshing; strengthening:
Quick in manner or movement; energetic
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  1. Quick in manner or movement; energetic
  2. Stimulating or invigorating.
  3. Cool, dry, and bracing
Serving to refresh. (Should we delete(+) this redundant sense?)
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  1. Serving to refresh. (Should we delete(+) this redundant sense?)
  2. Serving to refresh.
  3. That refreshes someone; pleasantly fresh and different; granting vitality and energy.
Not disordered or disturbed physically:
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  1. Not disordered or disturbed physically:
  2. Not ruffled, disturbed, or agitated; calm; smooth; serene
  3. Not agitated emotionally; calm:
That cannot be disconcerted, disturbed, or excited; impassive
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  1. That cannot be disconcerted, disturbed, or excited; impassive
  2. Unshakably calm and collected:
  3. Calm and collected, even under pressure
Calm; tranquil; self-possessed
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  1. Calm; tranquil; self-possessed
  2. Showing composure.
  3. Serenely self-possessed; calm:
Self-possessed; composed:
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  1. Self-possessed; composed:
  2. Gathered together; assembled
  3. Brought or placed together from various sources:
Not agitated or excited; tranquil
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  1. Not agitated or excited; tranquil
  2. Not excited or agitated; composed:
  3. Without wind or motion; still; quiet
Characteristically self-composed and sensible.
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  1. Characteristically self-composed and sensible.
  2. Alternative spelling of level-headed.
  3. Having or showing an even temper and sound judgment; sensible
Casually unconcerned or indifferent.
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  1. Casually unconcerned or indifferent.
  2. Without warmth or enthusiasm; showing cool lack of concern; casually indifferent
(Nonstandard) Not excited.
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(Informal) Not easily excited or disconcerted; imperturbable; calm
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  1. (Informal) Not easily excited or disconcerted; imperturbable; calm
  2. Persistently calm, whether when facing difficulties or experiencing success; not easily upset or excited.
  3. Remaining composed and level-headed at all times; unswayed by adversity or excitement; impossible to fluster; not becoming frustrated or irritated easily. [1954 to date]
Not easily flustered; calm
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  1. Not easily flustered; calm
  2. Having an even temper; calm and collected
Free from passion, emotion, or bias; calm; impartial
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  1. Free from passion, emotion, or bias; calm; impartial
  2. Not influenced by strong feelings or emotions; impartial:
  3. Not showing, and not affected by emotion, bias, or prejudice
Feeling or showing no interest or involvement; unconcerned:
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  1. Feeling or showing no interest or involvement; unconcerned:
  2. Of potential mates, available because not in a committed relationship.
  3. Not involved.
Not easily stirred or moved in feeling.
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  1. Not easily stirred or moved in feeling.
  2. Reasoned and objective, involving reason or intellect rather than feelings.
  3. Showing little or no feeling.
Characterized by restraint; exercising, or showing the results of, self-discipline or rational control; controlled
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  1. Characterized by restraint; exercising, or showing the results of, self-discipline or rational control; controlled
  2. Prevented from moving; held down or secured:
  3. Held back, limited, kept in check or under control.
To cause to become moderate; make less extreme, violent, etc.; restrain
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  1. To cause to become moderate; make less extreme, violent, etc.; restrain
  2. To cause to be less extreme, intense, or violent.
  3. To become moderate
To make less; to diminish; to reduce.
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  1. To make less; to diminish; to reduce.
  2. (Intransitive) To become less.
  3. (Archaic) To belittle; minimize; disparage
Inclined to keep one's thoughts, feelings, and personal affairs to oneself.
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  1. Inclined to keep one's thoughts, feelings, and personal affairs to oneself.
  2. Silent or uncommunicative; disinclined to speak readily, often, specif., habitually so
  3. Restrained or reserved:
Single and set apart from others:
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  1. Single and set apart from others:
  2. Not inhabited or occupied; without signs of inhabitants or occupation; desolate; deserted; silent; still; hence, gloomy; dismal.
  3. Remote from civilization; secluded:
Reserved and cool; aloof
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  1. Not accessible or able to be reached
  2. Having no rival or equal; unmatched
  3. Not to be approached; inaccessible; aloof
Not disposed to be communicative.
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  1. Not disposed to be communicative.
  2. Tending not to communicate; not communicating.
  3. Characterized by reserve or a lack of expression:
Not disposed to expressions of feeling; reserved.
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  1. Not disposed to expressions of feeling; reserved.
  2. Not demonstrative; giving little outward expression of feeling; restrained; reserved
  3. Not given to showing emotion or feelings; reserved or distant
  1. Introvert.
  2. Emotionally unresponsive or socially detached; introverted or aloof.
  3. Withdrawing within oneself; shy, reserved, introverted, etc.
Of or like God or a god
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  1. Of or like God or a god
  2. (Informal) Very pleasing, attractive, etc.
  3. Supremely great, good, etc.
Filled with dreams
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  1. Filled with dreams
  2. Like something in a dream; not sharply defined; misty, vague, etc.
  3. (Informal) Inspiring delight; wonderful.
(Chiefly Brit., Slang, former) Excellent; fine; splendid
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  1. (Chiefly Brit., Slang, former) Excellent; fine; splendid
  2. Excellent; marvelous:
  3. (Dated, slang) Excellent.
To be or become very cold
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  1. To be or become very cold
  2. To cause to form into ice; harden or solidify by cold
  3. (Mech.) To stick or become tight as a result of expansion from overheating, of increased friction due to inadequate lubrication or corrosion, etc.
To become reduced
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  1. To become reduced
  2. To bring into a certain order; systematize
  3. To bring to a specified undesirable state, as of weakness or helplessness:
To make or become calm or quiet:
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  1. To make or become calm or quiet:
To keep company; see socially. Often used with out.
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  1. To keep company; see socially. Often used with out.
  2. To calm down
  3. To become cold or set:
To keep company; see socially. Often used with out.
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  1. To keep company; see socially. Often used with out.
  2. To be seized with a chill; shake or shiver, as with cold or fear
  3. To become cool or cold
To turn into or become coated with ice; freeze:
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  1. To turn into or become coated with ice; freeze:
  2. To change into ice; freeze
  3. To chill by setting in or as if in ice.
To bring to the proper texture, consistency, hardness, etc. by mixing with something or treating in some way
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  1. To bring to the proper texture, consistency, hardness, etc. by mixing with something or treating in some way
  2. To harden or strengthen (metal or glass) by application of heat or by heating and cooling.
  3. To modify by the addition of a moderating element; moderate:
  1. To reduce, lessen, or decrease.
  2. To make or become milder, less severe, less rigorous, or less painful; moderate
  3. To operate or work (against)
To serve as a moderator
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  1. To serve as a moderator
  2. To cause to be less extreme, intense, or violent.
  3. To become moderate
(Archaic) To belittle; minimize; disparage
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  1. (Archaic) To belittle; minimize; disparage
  2. To make less; to diminish; to reduce.
  3. (Intransitive) To become less.
To become less in amount, degree, force, etc.; diminish
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  1. To become less in amount, degree, force, etc.; diminish
  2. To reduce in amount, degree, or intensity; lessen:
  3. To fall off in degree or intensity; subside:
To lessen, relieve, or alleviate (pain, grief, etc.)
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  1. To lessen, relieve, or alleviate (pain, grief, etc.)
  2. To put (fears, etc.) to rest; quiet; calm
  3. To calm or pacify (an emotion); set to rest:
To make or become calm or quiet:
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  1. To make or become calm or quiet:
To air-condition.
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  1. To air-condition.
  2. To cool (an engine, for example) by a flow of air.
To mechanically cool a space or an entire structure.
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  1. To mechanically cool a space or an entire structure.
  2. To subject to, provide with, or ventilate by air conditioning.
To cool or refrigerate before packing or shipment
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  1. To cool or refrigerate before packing or shipment
  2. To cool in advance.
  3. To reduce the temperature of (produce or meat, for example) by artificial means before packaging or shipping.
To become covered with frost:
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  1. To become covered with frost:
  2. To cover (glass, for example) with a roughened or speckled decorative surface.
  3. A deposit of tiny, white ice crystals on a surface. Frost forms through sublimation, when water vapor in the air condenses at a temperature below freezing. It gets its white color from tiny air bubbles trapped in the ice crystals.
To be formed into ice; be hardened or solidified by cold
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  1. To be formed into ice; be hardened or solidified by cold
  2. To cover or clog with ice
  3. To convert into ice.
To freeze (food) by a process sufficiently rapid to retain natural flavor, nutritional value, or other properties.
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  1. To freeze (food) by a process sufficiently rapid to retain natural flavor, nutritional value, or other properties.
  2. To subject (raw or freshly cooked food) to sudden freezing so that the flavor and natural juices are retained and the food can be stored at low temperatures for a long time
  3. To rapidly reduce the temperature of something to below the freezing point, thereby preserving some aspect of it (such as position or flav) that would otherwise be lost during the freezing process.
  1. Chilly
  2. Not warm and friendly; distant:
  3. Moderately cold; chilly:
Cool or cold enough to cause discomfort.
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  1. Cool or cold enough to cause discomfort.
  2. Chilling; making cold
  3. Moderately cold; uncomfortably cool
Having a low temperature:
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  1. Having a low temperature:
  2. So intense as to be almost uncontrollable:
  3. Dead:
Nipping or tending to nip, or pinch
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  1. Nipping or tending to nip, or pinch
  2. Bitingly cold:
  3. Cold in a stinging way
Easily broken; brittle.
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  1. Easily broken; brittle.
  2. Given to shivering; tending to shiver.
  3. Trembling, as from cold or fear.
Not excited or agitated; composed:
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  1. Not excited or agitated; composed:
  2. Not agitated or excited; tranquil
  3. Without wind or motion; still; quiet
Self-possessed; composed:
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  1. Self-possessed; composed:
  2. Gathered together; assembled
  3. Brought or placed together from various sources:
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  1. Showing composure.
  2. Calm; tranquil; self-possessed
  3. Serenely self-possessed; calm:
Calm and imperturbable, especially under pressure.
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  1. Calm and imperturbable, especially under pressure.
  2. Not easily excited or flustered.
Standing apart from others; separate:
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  1. Standing apart from others; separate:
  2. Not involved by emotion, interests, etc.; aloof; impartial
  3. Having little or no emotions or interest towards someone else.
Characterized or indicated by a number exactly divisible by 2.
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  1. Characterized or indicated by a number exactly divisible by 2.
  2. Being equal for each opponent. Used of a score.
  3. Equally matched or balanced:
Easygoing; calm.
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  1. Easygoing; calm.
  2. Not quickly angered or excited; placid; calm
That cannot be disconcerted, disturbed, or excited; impassive
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  1. That cannot be disconcerted, disturbed, or excited; impassive
  2. Not easily perturbed, upset or excited
  3. Calm and collected, even under pressure
Casually unconcerned or indifferent.
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  1. Casually unconcerned or indifferent.
  2. Without warmth or enthusiasm; showing cool lack of concern; casually indifferent
Controlled by a spirit, demon, god, or other supernatural force.
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  1. Controlled by a spirit, demon, god, or other supernatural force.
  2. Controlled by a strong inner drive; obsessed:
  3. Owning or mastering something. Used with of :
Remaining composed and level-headed at all times; unswayed by adversity or excitement; impossible to fluster; not becoming frustrated or irritated easily. [1954 to date]
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  1. Remaining composed and level-headed at all times; unswayed by adversity or excitement; impossible to fluster; not becoming frustrated or irritated easily. [1954 to date]
  2. (Informal) Not easily excited or disconcerted; imperturbable; calm
  3. Persistently calm, whether when facing difficulties or experiencing success; not easily upset or excited.
Not disordered or disturbed physically:
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  1. Not disordered or disturbed physically:
  2. Not agitated emotionally; calm:
  3. Not ruffled, disturbed, or agitated; calm; smooth; serene
Distant in sympathy, interest, etc.; reserved and cool
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  1. Distant in sympathy, interest, etc.; reserved and cool
  2. At a distance; removed
  3. Reserved and remote; either physically or emotionally distant
  1. Chilly
  2. Moderately cold; chilly:
  3. Not warm and friendly; distant:
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  1. Unfriendly or distant and cool
  2. Cool or cold enough to cause discomfort.
  3. Feeling cold, often to the point of shivering.
Far removed; remote:
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  1. Far removed; remote:
  2. Coming from or going to a distance:
  3. Minimally similar:
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  1. (Informal) standoffish
  2. Aloof
  3. Inclined to be distant and reserved; aloof.
Located far away; distant in space.
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  1. Located far away; distant in space.
  2. Distant in manner; aloof.
  3. Operating or controlled from a distance:
(Not comparable) Set aside for the use of a particular person or party.
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  1. (Not comparable) Set aside for the use of a particular person or party.
  2. Kept in reserve; set apart for some purpose, person, etc.
  3. Designated as unavailable except for a certain purpose or user; kept in reserve:
Wonderful or superb; remarkable:
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  1. Wonderful or superb; remarkable:
  2. Exceedingly great in size or degree; extravagant:
  3. Wonderful; marvelous; excellent; extraordinarily good or great (used especially as an intensifier).
Having or deserving glory; famous.
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  1. Having or deserving glory; famous.
  2. (Informal) Very delightful or enjoyable
  3. Characterized by great beauty and splendor; magnificent:
Causing wonder; surprising, astonishing, or extraordinary
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  1. Causing wonder; surprising, astonishing, or extraordinary
  2. Very good; fine; splendid
  3. Of the highest or best kind or quality; first-rate:
Arousing or intended to arouse strong curiosity, interest, or reaction, especially by exaggerated or lurid details:
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  1. Arousing or intended to arouse strong curiosity, interest, or reaction, especially by exaggerated or lurid details:
  2. (Informal) Exceptionally good, fine, etc.
  3. Exceptionally great.
Brilliant with light or color; radiant:
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  1. Brilliant with light or color; radiant:
  2. Imposing by reason of showiness or grandeur; magnificent:
  3. Very good; excellent; fine
Majestic or magnificent:
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  1. Majestic or magnificent:
  2. Of unusually high quality; excellent:
  3. Extremely fine; excellent
(Informal) Unusually fine, admirable, enjoyable, etc.
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  1. (Informal) Unusually fine, admirable, enjoyable, etc.
  2. Very good or fine; splendid:
  3. Causing terror or great fear; terrifying:
That causes wonder; marvelous; amazing
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  1. That causes wonder; marvelous; amazing
  2. Admirable or very good; excellent or splendid:
  3. Very good, excellent, fine, etc.
(Rare) Of or for a dandy; foppish
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  1. (Rare) Of or for a dandy; foppish
  2. Suggestive of or attired like a dandy; foppish.
  3. Fine; good.
Being one generation removed from the relative specified. Often used in combination:
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  1. Being one generation removed from the relative specified. Often used in combination:
  2. (Informal) Very good; first-rate:
  3. Remarkable or outstanding in magnitude, degree, or extent:
(Dated, slang) Cool, neat, interesting, fashionable. [popular in the 1940s and again in the 1960s]
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  1. (Dated, slang) Cool, neat, interesting, fashionable. [popular in the 1940s and again in the 1960s]
  2. (Slang) Very pleasing or attractive
  3. Very pleasing; wonderful.
(Informal) Outstanding; exceptionally fine
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  1. (Informal) Outstanding; exceptionally fine
  2. Excellent; first-rate:
  3. Great, extreme, or excessive
Fashionably elegant; stylish.
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  1. Fashionably elegant; stylish.
  2. Excellent; wonderful:
  3. (Slang) First-rate; excellent
(Archaic) Capable of making one tremble; terrible.
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  1. (Archaic) Capable of making one tremble; terrible.
  2. Wonderful, amazing, extraordinary, etc.
  3. Very large; great; enormous
Currently very popular or successful:
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  1. Currently very popular or successful:
  2. (Slang) Very good or impressive. Often used in the negative:
  3. (Slang) Performing with great skill and daring:
Having a sharp edge or point; that can cut well
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  1. Having a sharp edge or point; that can cut well
  2. (Slang) Good, fine, etc.
  3. (Slang) Great; splendid; fine:
Without anything superfluous; simple
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  1. Without anything superfluous; simple
  2. Marked by ingenuity and skill; adroit:
  3. Clean and in good order; trim; tidy
(Informal) Attractive, smart, stylish, enjoyable, etc.
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  1. (Informal) Attractive, smart, stylish, enjoyable, etc.
  2. Good; a general term for anything that is good, useful or beneficial.
  3. First-rate; great:
To call for (someone); pick up:
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  1. To call for (someone); pick up:
  2. To come together in a group or mass; gather:
  3. To recover control of:
To settle or adjust; reconcile:
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  1. To settle or adjust; reconcile:
  2. To put together; put in proper order or form
  3. To produce (printed matter) as by computer, photocomposition, etc.
To hold or keep within limits; restrain:
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  1. To hold or keep within limits; restrain:
  2. To have in it; hold, enclose, or include
  3. To halt the spread or development of; check:
A standard of comparison for checking or verifying the results of an experiment. In an experiment to test the effectiveness of a new drug, for example, one group of subjects (the control group) receives an inactive substance or placebo , while a comparison group receives the drug being tested.
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  1. A standard of comparison for checking or verifying the results of an experiment. In an experiment to test the effectiveness of a new drug, for example, one group of subjects (the control group) receives an inactive substance or placebo , while a comparison group receives the drug being tested.
  2. To adjust to a requirement; regulate:
  3. To hold in restraint; check:
(Intransitive, idiomatic) To decrease in intensity of anger, agitation, or excitement.
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Self-possession; assurance; poise
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  1. Self-possession; assurance; poise
  2. (Ballet) stability; the basic law of ballet.
  3. Self-confidence; poise; composure.
A state of bodily equilibrium:
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  1. A state of bodily equilibrium:
  2. The power or means to decide:
  3. Balance wheel
The state or quality of being collected.
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  1. The state or quality of being collected.
Calmness of mind or matter, self-possession.
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  1. Calmness of mind or matter, self-possession.
  2. A calm or tranquil state of mind; self-possession.
(Uncountable) The state of being cool, as in chilly.
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  1. (Uncountable) The state of being cool, as in chilly.
  2. (Slang, countable) The result or product of being cool, as in good or pleasing.
  3. (Countable) The result or product of being cool, as in chilly.
The quality of being calm and even-tempered; composure.
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  1. The quality of being calm and even-tempered; composure.
  2. The quality of remaining calm and undisturbed; evenness of mind or temper; composure
(Now Rare) A suspension of activity in a condition of balance
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  1. (Now Rare) A suspension of activity in a condition of balance
  2. That which causes a balance; a counterweight.
  3. Balance; stability
Alternative spelling of sang-froid.
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  1. Alternative spelling of sang-froid.
  2. Composure, level-headedness, coolness in trying circumstances.
  3. Coolness and composure, especially in trying circumstances.
Confidence in one's own powers
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  1. Confidence in one's own powers
  2. Calmness and composure, especially when under stress
  3. Full possession or control of one's feelings, actions, etc.; self-command; composure

Synonym Study

  • Nonchalant stresses a cool lack of concern or casual indifference
  • Unruffled suggests the maintenance of poise or composure in the face of something that might agitate or embarrass one
  • Collected stresses being in full command of one's faculties or emotions in a distracting situation
  • Composed suggests readiness to meet a trying situation through self-possession or the disciplining of one's emotions
  • 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 to keep cool in an emergency
Find another word for cool. In this page you can discover 176 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for cool, like: chilly, cooling, moderately cold, frosty, somewhat cold, heat-repelling, shivery, refrigerated, snappy, deliberate and serene.