cool


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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. chill, refrigerate, ice, freeze, harden; calm, allay. See dissuasion, refreshment. — adj. cold, chilly, frigid; inexcitable, self-controlled, calm, deliberate, composed; indifferent, unemotional, self-possessed; easygoing, placid; unfriendly, distant, lukewarm; slang, great, fine. See cold, moderation, inexcitability, malevolence, goodness.
- cool off,
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(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Having a low temperature]
Syn. cooling, chilly, frosty, somewhat cold, moderately cold, heat-repelling, shivery, chill, chilling, refrigerated, iced, air-conditioned, crisp, fresh, snappy, nippy, nipping, biting, bracing, brisk, refreshing; see also cold 1 .
Ant. tepid, warm*, heated.
2. [Calm]
Syn. unruffled, imperturbable, composed, collected, calm, levelheaded, nonchalant, unexcited, unflappable, coolheaded, dispassionate, uninvolved, unemotional, restrained, deliberate, controlled, self-possessed, serene, relaxed, together*; see also calm 1 .
3. [Not cordial]
Syn. distant, disapproving, lukewarm; see aloof , indifferent 1 , unfriendly 2 .
4. [*Excellent]
Syn. neat*, great*, with-it*; see excellent , fashionable , modern 1 .
play it cool*,
Syn. hold back, underplay, exercise restraint; see restrain oneself .
Syn.- cool , in this comParison, implies freedom from the heat of emotion or excitement, suggesting a calm, dispassionate attitude or a controlled alertness in difficult circumstances [ to keep cool in an emergency ] ; composed suggests readiness to meet a trying situation through self-possession or the disciplining of one's emotions; collected stresses being in full command of one's faculties or emotions in a distracting situation; unruffled suggests the maintenance of poise or composure in the face of something that might agitate or embarrass one; nonchalant stresses a cool lack of concern or casual indifference v.
1. [To become cool]
Syn. lose heat, moderate, lessen, freeze, reduce, calm, chill, cool off, become cold, be chilled to the bone, become chilly; see also freeze 1 .
Ant. warm up, thaw*, heat.
2. [To cause to become cool]
Syn. chill, refrigerator, ice, temper, mitigate, moderate, lessen, abate, allay, calm, air-cool, air-condition, precool, frost, reduce the temperature of, freeze, quick-freeze; see also freeze 2 .
Ant. burn*, warm, defrost.
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(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
v.
1. chill refrigerate, freeze, frost.
2. cool it Sl. simmer down, calm down, moderate, dampen, soften, temper, *chill, *take it easy, *don't sweat it.
ANT.: 1. heat, warm. 2. go crazy, *have a nutty, *throw a fit, rage
II
a.
1. chilly cold, nippy, wintry, brisk, frosty.
2. calm collected, composed, relaxed, self-possessed, sedate, tranquil, nonchalant, unflappable, laid-back.
3. unfriendly aloof, distant, icy, frigid, remote, standoffish, unapproachable, frosty, superior.
4. Sl. excellent great, *neat, *nifty, *groovy, *rad, *funky, awesome, *bad, *bitchen, *boss, *def, *fresh, *hot.
ANT.: 1. hot, *roasting. 2. agitated, ruffled, *bent out of shape, *unglued. 3. warm, friendly. 4. *un-cool, no good, bad
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I adjective 1. Marked by a low temperature: chill, chilly, cold, nippy, shivery. See HOT. 2. Not easily excited, even under pressure: calm, collected, composed, cool-headed, detached, even1, even-tempered, imperturbable, nonchalant, possessed, unflappable, unruffled. See CALM. 3. Not friendly, sociable, or warm in manner: aloof, chill, chilly, distant, offish, remote, reserved, reticent, solitary, standoffish, unapproachable, uncommunicative, undemonstrative, withdrawn. See ATTITUDE, HOT. 4. Slang. Particularly excellent: divine, fabulous, fantastic, fantastical, glorious, marvelous, sensational, splendid, superb, terrific, wonderful. Informal: dandy, dreamy, great, ripping, super, swell, tremendous. Slang: groovy, hot, keen1, neat, nifty. Idiom: out of this world. See GOOD. II verb To bring one's emotions under control: collect1, compose, contain, control, simmer down. Idiom: cool it. See RESTRAINT. III noun Slang. A stable, calm state of the emotions: aplomb, balance, collectedness, composure, coolness, equanimity, imperturbability, imperturbableness, nonchalance, poise, sang-froid, self-possession, unflappability. See CALM, FEELINGS.

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