Cool vs Radical - What's the difference?

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As an acronym cool

is (computing) clips object]]-oriented [[language|language .

As an adjective radical is

favoring fundamental change, or change at the root cause of a matter.

As a noun radical is

a member of the most progressive wing of the liberal party; someone favouring social reform (but generally stopping short of socialism).

cool

English

Alternative forms

* (slang) coo, kewl, kool, qewl, qool

Etymology 1

From (etyl), from (etyl) . Related to (l).

Adjective

(er)
  • Having a slightly low temperature; mildly or pleasantly cold.
  • *
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=8 , passage=The day was cool and snappy for August, and the Rise all green with a lavish nature. Now we plunged into a deep shade with the boughs lacing each other overhead, and crossed dainty, rustic bridges over the cold trout-streams, the boards giving back the clatter of our horses' feet:
  • Allowing or suggesting heat relief.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=2 citation , passage=Now that she had rested and had fed from the luncheon tray Mrs. Broome had just removed, she had reverted to her normal gaiety.  She looked cool in a grey tailored cotton dress with a terracotta scarf and shoes and her hair a black silk helmet.}}
  • Of a person, not showing emotion, calm and in self-control.
  • Unenthusiastic, lukewarm, skeptical.
  • Calmly audacious.
  • * (Nathaniel Hawthorne) (1804-1864)
  • Its cool stare of familiarity was intolerable.
  • * 1944 November 28, Irving Brecher and Fred F. Finklehoffe, Meet Me in St. Louis , Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer:
  • My father was talking to the World's Fair Commission yesterday, and they estimate it's going to cost a cool fifty million.
  • (label) Of a person, knowing what to do and how to behave; considered popular by others.
  • (label) In fashion, part of or fitting the in crowd; originally hipster slang.
  • * 2008 , Lou Schuler, "Foreward", in'' Nate Green, ''Built for Show , page xii
  • The fact that I was middle-aged, bald, married, and raising girls instead of chasing them didn't really bother me. Muscles are cool at any age.
  • (label) Of an action, all right; acceptable; that does not present a problem.
  • (label) A dismissal of a comment perceived as boring or pointless.
  • (label) Of a person, not upset by circumstances that might ordinarily be upsetting.
  • * (Henry Fielding) (1707-1754)
  • He had lost a cool hundred.
  • * (Charles Dickens) (1812-1870)
  • leaving a cool four thousand to Mr. Matthew Pocket
    Synonyms
    * (having a slightly low temperature) chilly * (not showing emotion) distant, phlegmatic, standoffish, unemotional * (in fashion) ** (standard) , fashionable, in fashion, modish, stylish ** (colloquial or slang) happening, hip, in, trendy * (acceptable) acceptable, all right, OK * (not upset) easy, fine, not bothered, not fussed'''
    Antonyms
    * (having a slightly low temperature) lukewarm, tepid, warm * (not showing emotion) passionate * (knowing what to do and how to behave) awkward, uncool * (in fashion) , old hat, out, out of fashion * (acceptable) not cricket (UK), not on, unacceptable * (not upset) bothered, upset * (unenthusiastic) warm
    Derived terms
    * cool head * coolish * coolly * coolness * keep one's cool * lose one's cool * uncool
    Quotations
    * The earliest use of the word in this way seems to be in ' "The Moonstone" 1868: *: "She has been a guest of yours at this house," I answered. "May I venture to suggest — if nothing was said about me beforehand — that I might see her here?" *: "Cool!" said Mr. Bruff. With that one word of comment on the reply that I had made to him, he took another turn up and down the room. *: "In plain English," he said, "my house is to be turned into a trap to catch Rachel ... * In 1602, Shakespeare wrote that Queen Gertrude told Hamlet: *: "O gentle son, Upon the heat and flame of thy distemper, Sprinkle cool patience."

    Noun

    (-)
  • A moderate or refreshing state of cold; moderate temperature of the air between hot and cold; coolness.
  • in the cool of the morning
  • A calm temperament.
  • Synonyms
    *(calm temperament) calmness, composure

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) colen, from (etyl) , altered to resemble the adjective cool. See (l).

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (literally) To lose heat, to get colder.
  • I like to let my tea cool before drinking it so I don't burn my tongue.
  • To make cooler, less warm.
  • * Bible, Luke xvi. 24:
  • Send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue.
  • (figuratively) To become less intense, e.g. less amicable or passionate.
  • Relations cooled between the USA and the USSR after 1980.
  • To make less intense, e.g. less amicable or passionate.
  • * Shakespeare:
  • We have reason to cool our raging motions, our carnal stings, our unbitted lusts.
    Derived terms
    * coolant * cooler * cooling * cool off * cool down * cool it * cool one's heels * cool one's jets

    Anagrams

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    radical

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Favoring fundamental change, or change at the root cause of a matter.
  • His beliefs are radical .
  • (botany, not comparable) Pertaining to a root (of a plant).
  • Pertaining to the basic or intrinsic nature of something.
  • * Burke
  • The most determined exertions of that authority, against them, only showed their radical independence.
  • Thoroughgoing.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2012-01
  • , author=Donald Worster , title=A Drier and Hotter Future , volume=100, issue=1, page=70 , magazine= citation , passage=Phoenix and Lubbock are both caught in severe drought, and it is going to get much worse. We may see many such [dust] storms in the decades ahead, along with species extinctions, radical disturbance of ecosystems, and intensified social conflict over land and water. Welcome to the Anthropocene, the epoch when humans have become a major geological and climatic force.}}
    The spread of the cancer required radical surgery, and the entire organ was removed.
  • (linguistics, not comparable) Of or pertaining to the root of a word.
  • (linguistics, not comparable, of a sound) Produced using the root of the tongue.
  • (chemistry, not comparable) Involving free radicals.
  • (math) Relating to a radix or mathematical root.
  • a radical''' quantity; a '''radical sign
  • Excellent; awesome.
  • That was a radical jump!

    Derived terms

    * radicalness * radicality * radicalize * radically * radical empiricism * radical feminism * radical left * radical pluralism * radical reform * radical right * radical Islam * radical vinegar

    Synonyms

    * (pertaining to the basic or intrinsic nature of something) fundamental

    Antonyms

    * (pertaining to the basic or intrinsic nature of something) ignorable, trivial

    Coordinate terms

    * (produced with the root of the tongue) labial, coronal, dorsal, laryngeal

    Noun

    (en noun) (wikipedia radical)
  • A member of the most progressive wing of the Liberal Party; someone favouring social reform (but generally stopping short of socialism).
  • A member of an influential, centrist political party favouring moderate social reform, a republican constitution, and secular politics.
  • A person with radical opinions.
  • (arithmetic) A root (of a number or quantity).
  • (linguistics) In logographic writing systems as the Chinese writing system, the portion of a character (if any) that provides an indication of its meaning, as opposed to phonetic .
  • (linguistics) In Semitic languages, any one of the set of consonants (typically three) that make up a root.
  • (chemistry) A group of atoms, joined by covalent bonds, that take part in reactions as a single unit.
  • (organic chemistry) A free radical.
  • Derived terms

    * free radical * radical sign

    Anagrams

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