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insouciance

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noun in·sou·ci·ance \in-ˈsü-sē-ən(t)s, aⁿ-süs-ˈyäⁿs\

Simple Definition of insouciance

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

Full Definition of insouciance

  1. :  lighthearted unconcern :  nonchalance

in·sou·ci·ant play \in-ˈsü-sē-ənt, aⁿ-süs-yäⁿ\ adjective
in·sou·ci·ant·ly play \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

Rhymes with insouciance



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