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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [kool hed-id]
    • /kul ˈhɛd ɪd/
    • /kuːl ˈhed.ɪd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kool hed-id]
    • /kul ˈhɛd ɪd/

Definitions of cool-headed word

  • adjective cool-headed If you describe someone as cool-headed, you mean that they stay calm in difficult situations. 3
  • adjective cool-headed able to remain calm in difficult situations 3
  • adjective cool-headed not easily excited; calm. 1
  • adjective cool-headed calm, rational 1
  • adjective cool-headed Calm and imperturbable, especially under pressure. 0

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Origin of cool-headed

First appearance:

before 1770
One of the 46% newest English words
First recorded in 1770-80

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Parts of speech for Cool-headed


cool-headed popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 34% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 74% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

Synonyms for cool-headed

adj cool-headed

  • calm — A calm person does not show or feel any worry, anger, or excitement.
  • collected — An author's collected works or letters are all their works or letters published in one book or in a set of books.
  • composed — If someone is composed, they are calm and able to control their feelings.
  • imperturbable — incapable of being upset or agitated; not easily excited; calm: imperturbable composure.
  • levelheaded — having common sense and sound judgment; sensible.

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