noun \ˈsäⁿ-ˈf(r)wä\

: the ability to stay calm in difficult or dangerous situations

Full Definition of SANGFROID

:  self-possession or imperturbability especially under strain

Examples of SANGFROID

  1. He displayed remarkable sangfroid when everyone else was panicking during the crisis.
  2. <the professional gambler seemed to take both his wins and his losses with remarkable sangfroid>


French sang-froid, literally, cold blood
First Known Use: 1750


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