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6 slang keenly aware of and responsive to the latest developments especially in fashion and entertainment
  • a Greek island that's the current favorite of the cool crowd

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7 slang of the very best kind
  • a really cool garage band that's starting to get some attention from the music industry

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cool

noun

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2 the quality or state of being fashionable
  • a designer who was the arbiter of cool

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cool

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of cool (Entry 3 of 3)

1 to cause to lose heat
  • cool your drinks in the icy mountain stream

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2 to become still and orderly
  • after the recess, tempers had cooled, and we could have a civil, rational discussion

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Adjective

cool, composed, collected, unruffled, imperturbable, nonchalant mean free from agitation or excitement. cool may imply calmness, deliberateness, or dispassionateness. kept a cool head composed implies freedom from agitation as a result of self-discipline or a sedate disposition. the composed pianist gave a flawless concert collected implies a concentration of mind that eliminates distractions especially in moments of crisis. the nurse stayed calm and collected unruffled suggests apparent serenity and poise in the face of setbacks or in the midst of excitement. harried but unruffled imperturbable implies coolness or assurance even under severe provocation. the speaker remained imperturbable despite the heckling nonchalant stresses an easy coolness of manner or casualness that suggests indifference or unconcern. a nonchalant driver

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The first known use of cool was before the 12th century

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“Cool.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/cool. Accessed 20 January 2020.

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