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cool

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of cool

  1. 1 having or showing a lack of friendliness or interest in others the locals were cool towards outsiders the schoolmaster's cool manner did not encourage chitchat Synonyms of cool aloof, antisocial, asocial, buttoned-up, cold, cold-eyed, detached, distant, dry, frosty, offish, remote, standoff, standoffish, unbending, unclubbable, unsociable Words Related to cool indrawn, introverted, nongregarious, recessive, reclusive, reserved, unsocial, withdrawn; misanthropic; apathetic, hard, indifferent, unconcerned; clinical, dispassionate, impersonal, professional; disinterested, incurious, uninterested; reticent, silent, taciturn, uncommunicative; diffident, shy, timid; cliquey, cliquish, clubbish Near Antonyms of cool boon, clubbable (also clubable), clubby, companionable, convivial, extroverted (also extraverted), gregarious, outgoing; communicative, expansive, garrulous, talkative; affable, folksy, genial, gracious, hospitable; agreeable, amiable, congenial, kindly, neighborly Antonyms of cool cordial, friendly, sociable, social, warm

  2. 2 free from emotional or mental agitation in a crisis keep a cool head, even if no one else is Synonyms of cool collected, composed, calm, coolheaded, equal, level, limpid, peaceful, placid, possessed, recollected, sedate, self-composed, self-possessed, serene, smooth, together, tranquil, undisturbed, unperturbed, unruffled, unshaken, untroubled, unworriedWords Related to cool even, even-keeled, steady, well-adjusted, well-balanced; imperturbable, nerveless, unflappable, unshakable; centered, disciplined, equable, self-contained, self-controlled; affable, breezy, devil-may-care, easygoing, happy-go-lucky, laid-back, loosey-goosey, mellow; carefree, nonchalant, unconcerned; assured, confident, self-assured; aloof, detached, dispassionate, indifferent; bovine, impassive, phlegmatic, sober, stolid; relaxed, relieved, tranquilized (also tranquillized)Near Antonyms of cool anxious, bothered, distressed, uneasy, unquiet, unsettled, worried; jittery, jumpy, nervous, restless, skittish, tense; high-strung, unstable, uptightAntonyms of cool agitated, discomposed, disturbed, flustered, perturbed, unglued, unhinged, unstrung, upset

  3. 3 having a low or subnormal temperature a cool basement that would be perfect for storing wine Synonyms of cool algid, arctic, bitter, bone-chilling, chill, chilly, coldish, cold, coolish, freezing, frigid, frosty, gelid, glacial, ice-cold, icy, nipping, nippy, numbing, polar, shivery, snappy, wintry (also wintery)Words Related to cool cryogenic, subfreezing, subzero, ultracold; cutting, keen, penetrating, piercing, sharp; bracing, brisk, crisp, invigorating, rigorous; chilled, cooled, frosted, frozen, iced, refrigerated, unheatedNear Antonyms of cool lukewarm, tepid; heated, overheated, reheated, warmed; snug, toasty, warm; feverish, flushed, inflamed (also enflamed); canicular, equatorial, muggy, steamy, summery, tropicalAntonyms of cool ardent, blazing, boiling, broiling, burning, fervent, fervid, fiery, glowing, hot, igneous, molten, piping hot, red-hot, roasting, scalding, scorching, searing, seething, sizzling, sultry, sweltering, torrid, ultrahot, warming, white-hot

  4. 4 lacking in friendliness or warmth of feeling directed a cool glance at the student who was sneaking into class late Synonyms of cool antiseptic, arctic, brittle, chill, chilly, clammy, cold-blooded, cold-eyed, coldish, cold, frigid, frosty, frozen, gelid, glacial, hard-eyed, icy, unfriendly, unsympathetic, wintry (also wintery)Words Related to cool bloodless, coldhearted, hard-hearted, heartless, kindless, pitiless, uncaring, unfeeling; reserved, soulless, undemonstrative, unemotional, unresponsive; apathetic, indifferent, unenthusiastic, uninterested; aloof, detached, dispassionate, impersonal, offish, standoffish; antisocial, unsociable, unsocialNear Antonyms of cool compassionate, kind, kindhearted; demonstrative, emotional, expressive; eager, enthusiastic, passionateAntonyms of cool cordial, friendly, genial, happy, hearty, sympathetic, warm, warm-blooded, warmhearted

  5. 5 slang  being in the latest or current fashion the outfit you're wearing is so not cool on this campus Synonyms of cool à la mode (also a la mode), au courant, chic, stylish [slang], exclusive, fashionable, fresh [slang], happening, hip, in, modish, sharp, smart, snappy, supercool, swell, swish, trendy, voguishWords Related to cool downtown, edgy, funky; dapper, dashing, dressy, kicky, natty, rakish, sassy, saucy, spiffy, spruce; chichi, classy, flossy, haute (also haut), nobby, posh, ritzy, soigné (or soignée), swank (or swanky); elegant, graceful, handsome, majestic, refined, sophisticated, stately, tasteful, understated; doggish, doggy, flashy, gallant; dandyish, dudish, foppish; ultrachic, ultracool, ultrahip, ultraposh, ultrasmart, ultrasophisticatedNear Antonyms of cool cheesy, tacky, unattractive, unbecoming; graceless, inelegant, tasteless, trashy, unhandsome; frowsy (or frowzy), sloppy, slovenly, unkempt, untidy; disheveled (or dishevelled), messy, mussy, rumpled, wrinkled; shabby, sleazyAntonyms of cool dowdy, out, outmoded, styleless, unchic, uncool, unfashionable, unmodish, unstylish

  6. 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 Synonyms of cool au courant [slang], def [slang], downtown, groovy, hep, hip, in, mod, now, trendy, turned-on, with-itWords Related to cool à la mode (also a la mode), chic, fashionable, modish, sharp, smart, snappy, stylish, voguishNear Antonyms of cool geeky, nerdish, nerdy; dowdy, styleless, unfashionable, unstylishAntonyms of cool out, uncool, unhip, untrendy

  7. 7 slang  of the very best kind a really cool garage band that's starting to get some attention from the music industry Synonyms of cool A-OK, A1, awesome, bang-up, banner, beautiful, blue-chip, blue-ribbon, boffo, bonny (also bonnie) [chiefly British], boss [slang], brag, brave, bully, bumper, capital, choice, classic, excellent [slang], corking, crackerjack, cracking, dandy, divine, dope [slang], down [slang], dynamite, fab, fabulous, famous, fantabulous [slang], fantastic, fine, first-class, first-rate, first-string, five-star, four-star, frontline, gangbusters (also gangbuster), gilt-edged (or gilt-edge), gone [slang], grand, great, groovy, heavenly, high-class, hot, hype [slang], immense, jim-dandy, keen, lovely, marvelous (or marvellous), mean, neat, nifty, noble, number one (also No. 1), numero uno, out-of-sight [slang], par excellence, peachy, peachy keen, phat [slang], prime, primo [slang], prize, prizewinning, quality, radical [slang], righteous [slang], sensational, slick, splendid, stellar, sterling, superb, superior, superlative, supernal, swell, terrific, tip-top, top, top-flight, top-notch, top-of-the-line, topping [chiefly British], top-shelf, unsurpassed, wizard [chiefly British], wonderfulWords Related to cool acceptable, adequate, all right, decent, good, OK (or okay), passable, satisfactory, tolerable; better, exceptional, fancy, high-grade, high-test, premium, select, special, superfine; classical, standard, traditionalNear Antonyms of cool bad, inferior, low-grade, substandard, unsatisfactory; mediocre, middling, second-class, second-rateAntonyms of cool atrocious, awful, execrable, lousy, pathetic, poor, rotten, terrible, vile, wretched

Synonym Discussion of cool

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

cool

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of cool

  1. 1 the absence of emotional involvement the judge's customary cool stood him in good stead during the sensational trial Synonyms of cool coldness, detachment, dispassion, dispassionateness Words Related to cool equitability, equitableness, fairness; disinterest, disinterestedness, impartiality, nonpartisanship, objectivity, unbiasedness; balance, rationality, rationalness, reasonability, reasonableness; calm, calmness, peace, peacefulness, placidity, quiet, quietness, quietude, repose, restfulness, sereneness, serenity, tranquillity (or tranquility), tranquilness; reserve, undemonstrativeness, unresponsiveness; apathy, indifference Near Antonyms of cool emotionalism; bias, favor, one-sidedness, partiality, partisanship, prejudice

  2. 2 the quality or state of being fashionable I envy you your cool Synonyms of cool coolness, fashionableness, hip, hipness, hipsterism, modishness, stylishness, trendiness, voguishness Words Related to cool chic, chicness, dapperness, elegance, poshness, smartness, style, swank, swankiness; class, grace, gracefulness, majesty, stateliness; artfulness, polish, sophistication, taste, tastefulness Near Antonyms of cool flashiness, garishness, gaudiness, gracelessness, grotesqueness, tackiness, tastelessness, tawdriness Antonyms of cool unfashionableness

  3. 3 evenness of emotions or temper despite the flood of insults, the fledgling stand-up comic never lost his cool Synonyms of cool aplomb, calmness, collectedness, composedness, composure, equanimity, coolness, countenance, equilibrium, imperturbability, placidity, repose, sangfroid, self-composedness, self-possession, serenity, tranquillity (or tranquility), tranquilnessWords Related to cool assurance, confidence, poise, self-assurance, self-assuredness, self-confidence, self-trust; easygoingness, laid-backness; apathy, detachment, impassivity, indifference, insensibility, numbness, phlegm, unconcernNear Antonyms of cool alarm (also alarum), anxiety, anxiousness, apprehension, apprehensiveness, care, concern, disquiet, solicitude, uneasiness, worry; excitability, excitableness, nervousness; disturbanceAntonyms of cool agitation, discomposure, perturbation


cool

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of cool

  1. 1 to cause to lose heat cool your drinks in the icy mountain stream Synonyms of cool chill, refrigerate Words Related to cool air-condition; freeze, frost, ice, quick-freeze, supercool; ventilate Near Antonyms of cool bake, boil, broil, steam; heat-treat, temper; microwave Antonyms of cool heat, toast, warm

  2. 2 to become still and orderly after the recess, tempers had cooled, and we could have a civil, rational discussion Synonyms of cool calm (down), chill out [slang], quiet, hush, pipe down, settle (down)Words Related to cool dry up; relax, tranquilize (also tranquillize), unwind, zone outNear Antonyms of cool clown (around), fool around, horse around, monkey (around), show off, skylarkAntonyms of cool act up, carry on, cut up



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