See also: cool-headed
cool + headed, thus "having a cool head."
coolheaded (comparative more coolheaded, superlative most coolheaded)
- Having an even temper; calm and collected
- 1921, Edison Marshall, “The Heart of Little Shikara”, in O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1921:
- There had been none among them coolheaded enough to reason out which trail he had likely taken, and thus look for him by the ford.
- 1996 August 30, Jeffrey Felshman, “How to Win Enemies and Influence People”, in Chicago Reader:
- The heated rhetoric masked a more coolheaded strategy.
- 2007 March 25, Liesl Schillinger, “The Evolution of a City, in Words and Pictures”, in New York Times:
- Some essays are coolheaded, some shake with hysteria, some are memoirish, others didactic.