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sang-froid noun [sahn-FRWA] coolness of mind; calmness; composure: They committed the robbery with complete sang-froid.
Definitions for sang-froid
- coolness of mind; calmness; composure: They committed the robbery with complete sang-froid.
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Citations for sang-froid
Admitting to himself that he was not possessed of genuine, innate sang-froid, he nevertheless firmly resolved to behave always as a fearless man would in his place.
The Fates had always had a certain sang-froid, a certain disdain for their own haunting, but the Terrors were hams, pure and simple.
Origin of sang-froid
Sang-froid comes from the French expression of the same spelling that literally means "cold blood." It entered English in the 1740s.