Monday, January 30, 2006
sang-froid noun [sang-FRWAH] Freedom from agitation or excitement of mind; coolness in trying circumstances; calmness.
Definitions for sang-froid
- Freedom from agitation or excitement of mind; coolness in trying circumstances; calmness.
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Citations for sang-froid
The Treasury Secretary's sang-froid in moments of crisis.
Both men were mightily impressed by the calmness of the Americans on board, particularly among the women. "I had, during my sojourn in America," Beaumont said later, "a thousand occasions to see the sang-froid of the American."
Origin of sang-froid
Sang-froid is from the French; it literally means "cold blood" (sang, "blood" + froid, "cold").