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January 31, 2009 - sangfroid

sangfroid
noun (sometimes sang-froid)

Pronunciation:
[ sahn frwa]

Definition:
coolness of mind; calmness; composure: They committed the robbery with complete sang-froid.

Origin:
1740–50; French: lit., cold blood

With unusual sangfroid, Roque callously refused to look up a decent example of this word online, because she had to run out the door.
Tags: french, noun, s
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