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Sangfroid - Word of the Day - Mon Feb 22, 2021


Myr

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Sangfroid - (noun) - self-possession or imperturbability especially under strain

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Firemen and Firewomen, along with other first responders, often display courage and sangfroid in situations that make most people freeze or run.

Of course, they can turn it off too:

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Interesting that you use firemen as an example of people showing sangfroid, if only because the word comes from the French expression sang-froid which literally means "cold blood".

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