Words at Play : Simple but Intelligent Word Choices

#2: Cavalier

Definition:

having or showing no concern for something that is important or serious

Words It Might Replace:

thoughtless or careless, especially when you're describing a disregard for consequences

Example:

"Many took issue with [Kristen] Stewart's rather cavalier use of the term ["rape"], even if it was used in a metaphorical sense..." – Michael Jordan, BlackBook, June 4, 2010

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