blasé

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adjective bla·sé \blä-ˈzā\
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blase

Definition of blasé

  1. 1 :  apathetic to pleasure or excitement as a result of excessive indulgence or enjoyment :  world-weary a blasé traveler blasé about one's hometown

  2. 2 :  sophisticated, worldly-wise

  3. 3 :  unconcerned his blasé reaction to losing the match

Examples of blasé in a Sentence

  1. People get blasé about their hometown.

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Origin and Etymology of blasé

French

Synonym Discussion of blasé

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

BLASÉ Defined for English Language Learners

blasé

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Definition of blasé for English Language Learners

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


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