- Having a slightly low temperature; mildly or pleasantly cold.
- Allowing or suggesting heat relief
- Of a person, not showing emotion, calm and in self-control.
- Unenthusiastic, lukewarm, skeptical.
- Calmly audacious.
- (informal) Of a person, knowing what to do and how to behave; considered popular by others.
- (informal) In fashion, part of or fitting the in-crowd, originally hipster slang.
- (informal) Of an action, all right; acceptable; that does not present a problem.
- (informal) Of a person, not upset by circumstances that might ordinarily be upsetting.
- (literally) (intransitive) To lose heat, to get colder.
- (transitive) To make cooler, less warm
- (figuratively) (intransitive) To become less intense, e.g. less amicable.
- (transitive) To make less intense, e.g. less amicable.
Synonyms for Cool
- (having a slightly low temperature) chilly
- (not showing emotion) distant, phlegmatic, standoffish, unemotional, unfeeling, apathetic, unresponsive, cold, indifferent
- (knowing what to do and how to behave)
- (in fashion)
- (acceptable) acceptable, all right, OK
- (not upset) easy, fine, not bothered, not fussed
- frigid, frosty, wintry, calm, gelid, fresh, shivery
- (verb) refrigerate, freeze, harden.
Antonyms for Cool
- (having a slightly low temperature) lukewarm, tepid, warm
- (not showing emotion) passionate, responsive, feeling
- (knowing what to do and how to behave) awkward, uncool
- (in fashion) démodé, old hat, out, out of fashion
- (acceptable) not cricket (UK), not on, unacceptable
- (not upset) bothered, upset
- (unenthusiastic) warm, sunny
- glowing, sultry, kind, warm-hearted
- (verb) melt, thaw
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unflinching, unfriendly, ungenial, unharmonious, unheated, uniformity, unimpassioned, unimpressed, unimpressibleness, unimpressionable, uninterested, uninvolved, unloving, unmarveling, unmoved, unpassionate, unperturbed, unresponding, unresponsive, unruffled, unruffledness, unshakable, unshakable nerves, unshakableness, unsociable, unstirring, unsurprise, unsurprised, unsurprisedness, unsusceptible, unsympathetic, untouchable, untroubled, unwavering, unwondering, uppish, uppity, variegated, ventilate, via media, waning, warm, wean from, well-balanced, with chattering teeth, withdrawn, withhold, without nerves, wizard, wonderless, wonderlessness, zealless
From Old English cōl (adjective), cōlian (verb), from Proto-Germanic *kōluz, < Proto-Indo-European *gel- (“cold, to freeze”). The verb form kele (from Old English cōlian) was used by Shakespeare, but has been assimilated with the adjective into the modern word. Applied since 1728 to large sums of money to give emphasis to amount.
Germanic, from English cool, a cognate.
- Homophone: koel
- cool, fashionable
From English cool.
Cool m. and f.
- cool (only its informal senses, mainly fashionable)
- Les jeunes sont cool.
- Young people are cool.
- Les jeunes boivent de l'alcool pour être cool.
- Young people drink alcohol to be cool.
- Les jeunes sont cool.
- cool! great!