cool·​head·​ed | \ ˈkül-ˌhe-dəd How to pronounce coolheaded (audio) \

Definition of coolheaded

: not easily excited

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a coolheaded response to the crisis
Recent Examples on the Web Her coolheaded approach — distilling arguments, weighing the evidence, and then ruling decisively — was evident in discussions over the Cohen case and is typical for Strauss, according to lawyers who have worked with her for decades. Benjamin Weiser,, "Trump fired her boss. Now she is taking cases that incensed White House.," 21 June 2020 Colleagues say that on the campaign and in the White House, Ms. Grisham has been a coolheaded, encouraging presence. Elizabeth Williamson, New York Times, "Stephanie Grisham’s Turbulent Ascent to a Top White House Role," 22 Aug. 2019 And Pelosi, as the speaker of the House Representatives, appeared characteristically coolheaded throughout the voting process. Barry Samaha, Harper's BAZAAR, "Nancy Pelosi’s Pin Had a Powerful Underlying Message at the Impeachment Vote," 19 Dec. 2019 At the end of each challenge, the regular judge (Katherine Gray, a coolheaded glass artist and a professor) and a guest judge evaluate the contestants’ work. Rachel Syme, The New Yorker, "The Fiery Pleasures of “Blown Away,” a Reality-TV Competition for Glassblowing," 31 July 2019 That’s why a buyer should be represented by a buyer’s agent who provides coolheaded, arm’s length expertise. Pat Kapowich, The Mercury News, "Sponsored: Should sellers listen to their gut on no-contingency deal with buyer/agent?," 11 July 2019 Beijing should be very coolheaded because does a new Cold War serve China’s interests? Jeremy Page, WSJ, "U.S. Edges Toward New Cold-War Era With China," 13 Oct. 2018 The movie weaves two stories, that of Anote Tong, the former president who calls on world leaders to help save his people, and that of Sermery, a coolheaded mother of six who reluctantly emigrates to New Zealand. New York Times, "These Movies Haunted Me at the Human Rights Watch Festival," 15 June 2018 Graceful and coolheaded, the artist is prone to speaking in elliptical phrases that build on one another, in a way that echoes her artwork. Hilarie M. Sheets, New York Times, "In an Unused Harlem Church, a Towering Work of a ‘Genius’," 3 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of coolheaded

1777, in the meaning defined above

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“Coolheaded.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of coolheaded

: not easily excited : able to think and act in a calm way

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