What does coolness mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. coolness, imperturbability, imperturbablenessnoun

    calm and unruffled self-assurance

    "he performed with all the coolness of a veteran"

  2. chilliness, coolness, nipnoun

    the property of being moderately cold

    "the chilliness of early morning"

  3. coolness, nervelessnessnoun

    fearless self-possession in the face of danger

  4. coldness, coolness, frigidity, frigidness, iciness, chillinessnoun

    a lack of affection or enthusiasm

    "a distressing coldness of tone and manner"


  1. coolnessnoun

    The state of being cool, as in chilly.

  2. coolnessnoun

    The result or product of being cool, as in chilly.

  3. coolnessnoun

    The state of being cool, as in good or pleasing.

  4. coolnessnoun

    The result or product of being cool, as in good or pleasing.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Coolnessnoun

    Etymology: from cool.

    This difference consisteth not in the heat or coolness of spirits; for cloves, and other spices, naptha and petroleum, have exceeding hot spirits, hotter a great deal than oil, wax, or tallow, but not inflamed. Francis Bacon, Natural History.

    The toad loveth shade and coolness. Francis Bacon, Nat. History.

    Yonder the harvest of cold months laid up,
    Gives a fresh coolness to the royal cup;
    There ice, like crystal, firm and never lost,
    Tempers hot July with December’s frost. Edmund Waller.

    The sheep enjoy the coolness of the shade. John Dryden, Virg.

    They parted with such coolness towards each other, as if they scarce hoped to meet again. Edward Hyde, b. viii.


  1. coolness

    Coolness is an aesthetic of attitude, behavior, comportment, appearance, and style that is generally admired. Because of the varied and changing interpretation of what is considered "cool," as well as its subjective nature, the word has no single meaning. Coolness has associations of composure and self-control. When being used to describe something, it is often as an expression of admiration or approval. Although commonly regarded as slang, "cool" is widely used among disparate social groups and has endured in usage for generations.


  1. coolness

    Coolness generally refers to the quality of being trendy, fashionable, appealing or impressive in a way that is generally approved or admired, particularly by the youth. It can also refer to the quality of being calm, composed, and unruffled. In the physical sense, it describes a moderately low temperature.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Coolnessnoun

    the state of being cool; a moderate degree of cold; a moderate degree, or a want, of passion; want of ardor, zeal, or affection; calmness

  2. Coolnessnoun

    calm impudence; self-possession

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of coolness in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of coolness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of coolness in a Sentence

  1. Kathleen Wilson:

    The coolness of water will make a swimmer less aware of a growing sunburn, while reflection of sunlight is more apparent on the beach, it can occur in the water as well. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends reapplying sunscreen at least every two hours to remain protected or immediately after a swim or excessive sweating occurs. For long-distance swimmers, re-applying sunscreen can be impossible once it wears off, so using an alternative like Balmex can be necessary, said Wilson. Traditionally used to treat diaper rash, Wilson said the key ingredient of zinc oxide makes Balmex a useful sunscreen. Its stickiness and adherence to the skin for lengthy periods provides swimmers with adequate sun protection, she said. Exposure to bacteria, parasites Swimmers may be unaware of the dangers of toxic algae, bacterial growth and parasites that thrive in warmer waters. There's also an extremely rare risk of exposure to Naegleria fowleri, a deadly brain-eating amoeba found in bodies of warm freshwater.

  2. Defense Secretary Ash Carter:

    To be relevant in today's world, you have to have a coolness factor. We want our mission to be exciting to people.

  3. Lara Brown:

    They have been playing to the ‘ heat ’ of the crowd, rather than the ‘ coolness ’ of the television camera.

  4. Ryan Sclater:

    That is exciting, yes, to think about being able to do this again, to see even more of the beauty and coolness of people coming together and being able to really connect to the Olympics.

  5. Kingman Brewster, Jr.:

    Maybe you are the cool generation ... If coolness means a capacity to stay calm and use your head in the service of ends passionately believed in, then it has my admiration.

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