coolness coolness  /ˈkul nəs/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) calm and unruffled self-assurance
  2. (n) the property of being moderately cold
  3. (n) fearless self-possession in the face of danger
  4. (n) a lack of affection or enthusiasm

Usage(s):

  1. In their coolness and clarity and melancholy detachment these words express more about a moment in time than most entire novels do.
  2. Although the 42nd President surely remedied the coolness and girl problems, the matter of the fat dogged him ever after.
  3. In the NBA, badness is synonymous with coolness, and 25-year-old Wang is the baddest Chinese athlete in history.

News

  1. Matt’s Favorites: Flying Bicycles, Hands-Free Texting Unsafe, Greens For Nukes, Coffee Shortages And More

    As the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) is bent... so grows the economy... and human knowledge... and general coolness. Here's the latest!
    on June 13, 2013     Source: CBS Detroit

  2. Your Garden: Gardens made to be in the shade

    Dear Roger: Could you list some of the best plants that I could use in a shade garden? I have too many trees to grow daylilies. I have tall pines that cast fairly heavy shade. I like the coolness they provide, and I don't want to cut down a single tree. What do you think of astilbe?-
    on June 9, 2013     Source: The Fayetteville Observer

Quotes

  1. "We wait for the sunset to enjoy some coolness," said Qassim Hussein, a 31-year-old day laborer in Karbala. "The people are fed-up. There is no water, no electricity, there is nothing, but death. I've even had more trouble with my wife these...
    on Aug 4, 2007 By: Saddam Hussein Source: Forbes

  2. "I will not resign," Le Guen said. "I don't have any regrets and that's not how I operate. We missed the required coolness in front of goal. We didn't finish very well, but I feel like we gave everything we could tonight."
    on Jun 19, 2010 By: Paul Le Guen Source: ESPN

  3. "He's fearless, because he's not worried about looking good. A lot of actors are so conscientious about being the GUY. They're afraid to look weak, always trying to have the bravado, have the coolness," said filmmaker Brett Ratner ("X-Men: The...
    on Jan 18, 2009 By: Brett Ratner Source: International Herald Tribune

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