Definition of coolheaded in US English:



  • Not easily worried or excited.

    • ‘The cool-headed 37-year-old took hold of one of the men, who had a handgun, but he broke free and pointed the gun at her, saying ‘Back off or you'll get one’.’
    • ‘The cool-headed teenager made sure two friends got out of the house and called firefighters.’
    • ‘Collectively, these factors mean that a cool-headed plaintiff will not bring a case in which the expected outcome is smaller than the cost of litigation.’
    • ‘The healthy functioning of a society requires a group of cool-headed professionals who reveal to the public all kinds of social issues in a timely manner, and journalists are such a group of people.’
    • ‘‘I must sincerely call on everyone to be rational and cool-headed,’ he said.’
    • ‘When the paramedics finally arrived, cool-headed Gabriella, who also suffers from asthma, greeted them at the door of the 16th century farmhouse and then took them to where her mum was lying helpless on the floor.’
    • ‘Remaining calm and cool-headed was always essential.’
    • ‘I am sure that the Australian people want both a clear and cool-headed government and also a good-hearted government.’
    • ‘Pregnant Jordana Buckley and her mum Lorraine today paid tribute to a cool-headed fire control operator who talked them to safety knowing they were minutes from disaster.’
    • ‘We were halfway to the casino when the thing suddenly sat up and meowed, striking wholescale panic into my usually cool-headed, crack reporting team.’
    • ‘The other was a highly educated, enormously well-read, famously cool-headed master spy for the Soviet Union.’
    • ‘The cool-headed executive doesn't want to rock the boat soon after taking over as the CEO.’
    • ‘‘I think one of the reasons that I am cool-headed when I box is that I have got a good family looking after me,’ he said.’
    • ‘He felt strangely calm, the knowledge of certain death making him more cool-headed than he had ever been.’
    • ‘While the Games will be great, cool-headed analysts estimate the economic impact at perhaps one percent a year for a few years.’
    • ‘And what the world needs now are cool-headed leaders.’
    • ‘Yet despite knowing this to be true - in an objective, cool-headed way - I still couldn't wait for it to end.’
    • ‘The cool-headed leader Rose continued her pace.’
    • ‘Think, talk to cool-headed agent Smith, and decide.’
    • ‘While any details about their relationship could embarrass the normally cool-headed England coach, they should have no relevance to his ability to do his job.’
    calm, cool, calm, and collected, composed, as cool as a cucumber, collected, cool-headed, level-headed, self-possessed, controlled, self-controlled, poised
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