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How does the noun sangfroid contrast with its synonyms?

The words composure and equanimity are common synonyms of sangfroid. While all three words mean "evenness of mind under stress," sangfroid implies great coolness and steadiness under strain.

handled the situation with professional sangfroid

When would composure be a good substitute for sangfroid?

While in some cases nearly identical to sangfroid, composure implies the controlling of emotional or mental agitation by an effort of will or as a matter of habit.

maintaining his composure even under hostile questioning

When is equanimity a more appropriate choice than sangfroid?

The words equanimity and sangfroid can be used in similar contexts, but equanimity suggests a habit of mind that is only rarely disturbed under great strain.

accepted her troubles with equanimity

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“Sangfroid.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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