coolheaded

adjective
cool·​head·​ed | \ˈkül-ˌhe-dəd \

Definition of coolheaded 

: not easily excited

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Examples of coolheaded in a Sentence

a coolheaded response to the crisis

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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 A leading elder statesman in jazz, Mr. Coleman is known for his subtly adventurous solos, full of extended arpeggios; his keen but coolheaded tone; and a brief affiliation with the Miles Davis Quintet in the 1960s that jump-started his career. New York Times, "Pop, Rock and Jazz in NYC This Week," 15 June 2017 The Cardinals’ marauding defense, which has 15 sacks in its four games, would prefer an impetuous quarterback who can be hurried into mistakes over a coolheaded one trying to lead his team back to the national championship game. Ray Glier, New York Times, "Stanford’s Flawless Finish Masks Its Need for a Quarterback SEPT. 25, 2016," 29 Sep. 2016

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First Known Use of coolheaded

1777, in the meaning defined above

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coolheaded

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of coolheaded

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

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