1. great coolness and composure under strain;
- Example: "keep your cool"
[syn: aplomb, assuredness, cool, poise, sang-froid]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Aplomb \A`plomb"\, n. [F., lit. perpendicularity; ? to + plomb lead. See Plumb.] Assurance of manner or of action; self-possession. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
79 Moby Thesaurus words for "aplomb": assurance, balance, balanced personality, composure, confidence, constancy, constraint, control, cool, coolness, discipline, ease, easiness, equability, equanimity, equilibrium, erectness, fastness, firmness, homeostasis, imperturbability, independence, invariability, level head, levelheadedness, nerve, nonchalance, orthogonality, perpendicularity, plumbness, plungingness, poise, possession, precipitousness, presence of mind, reliability, restraint, right-angledness, right-angularity, rootedness, sang-froid, sangfroid, savoir faire, secureness, security, self-assurance, self-command, self-confidence, self-conquest, self-control, self-denial, self-discipline, self-government, self-mastery, self-possession, self-restraint, sheerness, solidity, soundness, squareness, stability, stable equilibrium, stable state, steadfastness, steadiness, steady nerves, steady state, steepness, substantiality, undeflectability, uniformity, unshakable nerves, unshakableness, up-and-downness, uprightness, verticalism, verticality, verticalness, well-regulated mind