sangfroid

Part of speech: noun

Calmness of demeanor amid trying circumstances.

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Usage examples "sangfroid":

  1. With perfect sangfroid, he answered: This is unworthy of you. - "John Marsh's Millions", Charles Klein Arthur Hornblow.
  2. She was piqued into a practical undertaking by the man who could say to his friend with such sangfroid, 'I mean to marry that lady. - "The Hand of Ethelberta", Thomas Hardy.