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definition of the word cool

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Etymology

Old English cōl, cōlian

Pronunciation

Adjective

cool (comparative cooler, superlative coolest)

Positive
cool

Comparative
cooler

Superlative
coolest

  1. Having a slightly low temperature; mildly or pleasantly cold.
  2. Of a person, not showing emotion.
  3. Unenthusiastic, lukewarm, skeptical.
    His proposals had a cool reception.
  4. (informal) Of a person, knowing what to do and how to behave in any situation.
  5. (informal) In fashion.
  6. (informal) Of an action, all right, acceptable, that does not present a problem.
  7. (informal) Of a person, not upset by circumstances that might ordinarily be upsetting.
    I'm completely cool about my girlfriend leaving me.
  8. (informal) Being considered as "popular" by others.

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^  The earliest use of the word in this way seems to be in Wilkie Collins' "The Moonstone" 1868:


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