aplomb aplomb  /ə ˈplɑm/


  • (n) great coolness and composure under strain



  1. Passed his first high-profile test with aplomb.
  2. He has the cool aplomb, analytical acumen and attention to detail of a great athlete, or a master psychopath, maybe both.
  3. He sips, noisily sloshes the wine along his tongue and, with practiced aplomb, spews a stream of Napa Valley Merlot into the sink of his wet bar.


  1. Nyko PlayPad Pro 2 hands-on

    Nyko's PlayPad Pro controllers make gaming on Android much less painful, as anyone who has attempted to control a high-speed Sonic with a touchscreen can attest. So, how does the company follow up a largely successful peripheral that already performs its appointed tasks with aplomb? By changing very little, it appears. The PlayPad Pro 2 has a slightly sleeker and more aggressive design than its ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Engadget

  2. Review: iTunes Folder Watch does what it promises

    If an application only does one thing, it better do that one thing really, really well. Especially when the maker of that software application offers another product with very similar functionality plus some extras. ITunes Folder Watch, an application dedicated solely to helping you add new media to iTunes, handles its one task with aplomb. To read this article in full or to leave a comment ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: PC World

  3. Bud Selig Repeatedly Calls 2013 MLB Draft the ’2000? Draft While Announcing Picks (Video)

    A lot of people who accuse MLB commissioner Bud Selig of being out of touch just want to complain. But Selig gave them some real ammunition Thursday night. Selig presided over the latest rendition of the MLB draft Thursday with all the aplomb and accuracy of a commissioner who may be unaware how the years […]
    on June 7, 2013     Source: New England Sports Network

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  1. "Ricardo's pulled a genie out of the bag again," Pulis said. "That was terrific and Glenn finished it with aplomb.Thomas had the flu, or he felt very poorly. He didn't feel 110% and we had Simo there. With Steve, we was called on 20 minutes...
    on Oct 24, 2009 By: Tony Pulis Source: ESPN

  2. Jackson added that he took notes as he watched how Holtzman "handled men with great egos with great aplomb."
    on Apr 2, 2007 By: Phil Jackson Source: Forbes

  3. "He's been terrific and he's carried himself with real aplomb and I really acknowledge the way he's gone about his training," Pagan said. "He's been outstanding with his preparation before Christmas and after Christmas and he's done...
    on Jan 30, 2007 By: Denis Pagan Source: The Age

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