Part of speech: noun
Origin: French, mid 18th century
Composure or coolness, sometimes excessive, as shown in danger or under trying circumstances.
Examples of Sangfroid in a sentence
"Brad displayed remarkable sangfroid as he sized up the tough decisions ahead."
"Sarah’s mother kept sangfroid as she dealt with the fender-bender accident."
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"Sangfroid” comes from the French “sang-froid,” meaning cold blood.”
Did you Know?
Sangfroid” is an example of a loanword taken directly from French. Its literal translation is “cold blood” but in English, it’s used as a figurative expression of composure or cool headedness in the face of difficulty.