not easily excited or upset
We need a quick-thinking, cool-headed person for the job.

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  • cool-headed — cool head ed, coolheaded cool head*ed, a. Having a temper not easily excited; free from passion; unshakably calm and collected. {Cool head ed*ness}, n. Syn: cool, imperturbable, unflappable. [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cool-headed — index dispassionate, sensible, sane Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • cool-headed — adjective always staying calm in difficult situations …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • cool-headed — ADJ GRADED (approval) If you describe someone as cool headed, you mean that they stay calm in difficult situations. A good chef is cool headed and very observant. ...a cool headed, responsible statesman. Syn: calm …   English dictionary

  • cool-headed — adjective not easily excited or upset: We need a quick thinking, cool headed person for the job …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • cool-headed — cool′ head′ed adj. not easily excited; calm • Etymology: 1770–80 cool′ head′ed•ly, adv. cool′ head′ed•ness, n …   From formal English to slang

  • cool-headed — cool headedly, adv. coolheadedness, n. /koohl hed id/, adj. not easily excited; calm. [1770 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • cool-headed — cool headedly, adv. coolheadedness, n. /koohl hed id/, adj. not easily excited; calm. [1770 80] …   Useful english dictionary

  • cool-headed — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Not easily excited, even under pressure: calm, collected, composed, cool, detached, even1, even tempered, imperturbable, nonchalant, possessed, unflappable, unruffled. See CALM …   English dictionary for students

  • cool-headed — adjective calm and imperturbable, especially under pressure Syn: even tempered …   Wiktionary

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