bla·​sé | \ blä-ˈzā How to pronounce blasé (audio) \
variants: or less commonly blase

Definition of blasé

1 : apathetic to pleasure or excitement as a result of excessive indulgence or enjoyment : world-weary a blasé traveler blasé about one's hometown
3 : unconcerned his blasé reaction to losing the match

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sophisticated, worldly-wise, blasé mean experienced in the ways of the world. sophisticated often implies refinement, urbanity, cleverness, and cultivation. guests at her salon were usually rich and sophisticated worldly-wise suggests a close and practical knowledge of the affairs and manners of society and an inclination toward materialism. a worldly-wise woman with a philosophy of personal independence blasé implies a lack of responsiveness to common joys as a result of a real or affected surfeit of experience and cultivation. blasé travelers who claimed to have been everywhere

Examples of blasé in a Sentence

People get blasé about their hometown.
Recent Examples on the Web Within the Astros' organization, Tucker is renowned for his makeup — an uber-poised, almost blase demeanor with which he's accepted his position and prestige. Chandler Rome, Houston Chronicle, "Astros' prized call-up Kyle Tucker ready to make his case in the majors," 8 July 2018 In their locker room the colors of mildew, chlorine and athlete’s foot (Angrette McCloskey did the spot-on set), Brigham’s Amy initially seems the classic cool kid, all aggressive unconcern peppered with a few blase cruelties. Lily Janiak, San Francisco Chronicle, "Young womanhood sopping wet with bodily fluids in Shotgun’s ‘Dry Land’," 31 May 2018 In Manzie's opinion, the lack of attendance at Hank Aaron Stadium isn't indicative of a blase fan base. John Sharp,, "Aging sports venues sag on Mobile, as city explores alternatives amid Madison's BayBears push," 30 Jan. 2018 And while many Chinese may seem blase, news about the congress is impossible to avoid. Washington Post, "China’s Xi looks to extend power at Communist Party congress," 16 Oct. 2017 About six months pregnant, and off the WTA tour for the rest of this season, Williams was blase about attending a major tournament as a spectator rather than a participant. Howard Fendrich, The Seattle Times, "Serena’s back at a Slam! OK, sort of; she watched Venus win," 31 May 2017

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First Known Use of blasé

1819, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Blasé.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

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: having or showing a lack of excitement or interest in something especially because it is very familiar

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