insouciance


in·sou·ci·ance

noun \in-ˈsü-sē-ən(t)s, aⁿ-süs-ˈyäⁿs\

: a relaxed and calm state : a feeling of not worrying about anything

Full Definition of INSOUCIANCE

:  lighthearted unconcern :  nonchalance
in·sou·ci·ant \in-ˈsü-sē-ənt, aⁿ-süs-yäⁿ\ adjective
in·sou·ci·ant·ly \in-ˈsü-sē-ənt-lē\ adverb

Examples of INSOUCIANCE

  1. <wandered into the meeting with complete insouciance to the fact that she was late>

Origin of INSOUCIANCE

French, from in- + soucier to trouble, disturb, from Old French, from Latin sollicitare — more at solicit
First Known Use: 1799

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