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coolly

[ kool ]SEE DEFINITION OF coolly

Synonyms for coolly

  • easily
  • peacefully
  • serenely
  • smoothly
  • sedately
  • collectedly
  • composedly
  • evenly
  • motionlessly
  • tranquilly
  • unexcitedly
  • unhurriedly
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"Taken the first step toward a good dinner," said the other, coolly.

"Nothing, only you locked the door by mistake," said Ben, coolly.

“He shall see me when it suiteth me,” said Mr. Headley coolly.

“Well crowed, my young London gamebirds,” returned Fulford, coolly.

"You needn't trouble yourself to be grateful," returned Robert, coolly.

He said, coolly, that he would relieve me of the duty, but I declined his obliging offer.

You're so good you would have had Job himself take it coolly.

She had behaved as coolly as if she had been in a dining-room and he had been completely clothed.

Lady Pierrepoint saw this, and coolly held her in this dilemma.

When Heyward joined him, the scout was coolly awaiting the result of this experiment.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English col "not warm" (but usually not as severe as cold), also, of persons, "unperturbed, undemonstrative," from Proto-Germanic *koluz (cf. Middle Dutch coel, Dutch koel, Old High German kuoli, German kühl "cool," Old Norse kala "be cold"), from PIE root *gel- "cold, to freeze" (see cold (adj.)).

Applied since 1728 to large sums of money to give emphasis to amount. Meaning "calmly audacious" is from 1825. Slang use for "fashionable" is 1933, originally Black English; modern use as a general term of approval is from late 1940s, probably from bop talk and originally in reference to a style of jazz; said to have been popularized in jazz circles by tenor saxophonist Lester Young. Related: Coolly.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR COOLLY

calmly

adverbquietly
  • collectedly
  • composedly
  • coolly
  • easily
  • evenly
  • motionlessly
  • peacefully
  • sedately
  • serenely
  • smoothly
  • tranquilly
  • unexcitedly
  • unhurriedly

indifferently

adverbin an indifferent manner
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