Definition of sangfroid noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//sɒŋˈfrwɑː//
; NAmE NAmE//sɑːŋˈfrwɑː//
[uncountable] (from French)
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the ability to remain calm in a difficult or dangerous situation I was amazed at how he retained his sangfroid throughout the discussion. Word Originmid 18th cent.: from French sang-froid, literally ‘cold blood’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: sangfroid