Meaning of insouciant in English:


Pronunciation /ɪnˈsuːsɪənt/ /ɪnˈsuːsɪɒ̃/

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  • Showing a casual lack of concern.

    ‘an insouciant shrug’
    • ‘Extant anthropoids appear to be blithely insouciant to such syndromes.’
    • ‘They always seemed so blasé, so effortlessly cool; insouciant, suntanned, with great clothes.’
    • ‘But whatever the insouciant stage persona said, underneath Smith desperately wanted approval.’
    • ‘In this regard several essays published in 1987 clearly mark a turning point, not to mention the insouciant crashing of psychoanalytic theory on the Black Studies scene.’
    • ‘The path arcs along the curve of the precipice, a 3,000-foot drop just inches away, but Douré is surefooted, singing quietly, insouciant.’
    nonchalant, untroubled, unworried, unruffled, unconcerned, lacking concern, indifferent, blasé, heedless, relaxed, calm, equable, equanimous, serene, composed, casual, easy, easy-going, airy, breezy, carefree, free and easy, free from care, free from worry, happy-go-lucky, light-hearted, frivolous, unserious
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