[syn: coldness, coolness, frigidity, frigidness, iciness, chilliness]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Coolness \Cool"ness\, n.
1. 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. Calm impudence; self-possession. [Colloq.]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: calm and unruffled self-assurance; "he performed with all
the coolness of a veteran" [syn: coolness,
2: the property of being moderately cold; "the chilliness of
early morning" [syn: chilliness, coolness, nip]
3: fearless self-possession in the face of danger [syn:
4: a lack of affection or enthusiasm; "a distressing coldness of
tone and manner" [syn: coldness, coolness, frigidity,
frigidness, iciness, chilliness]