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blasé

[blah-zey, blah-zey; French bla-zey] /blɑˈzeɪ, ˈblɑ zeɪ; French blaˈzeɪ/
adjective
1.
indifferent to or bored with life; unimpressed, as or as if from an excess of worldly pleasures.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20; < French, past participle of blaser to cloy, sicken from surfeit, perhaps < Dutch blasen to blow; see blast
Synonyms
apathetic, jaded, cloyed, sated, glutted, surfeited, world-weary.
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Examples for blasé
  • He reports his new-found notoriety with the blase tone of someone reading a train schedule.
  • I've just gotten rather blase about the whole thing.
  • He knows all too well what can happen with a blase attitude.
  • Infamously blase and addicted to their gadgets, teenagers can be difficult traveling companions, particularly with their parents.
  • Even after one has grown a bit blase, the arrival of a new computer brings a slight thrill of anticipation.
British Dictionary definitions for blasé

blasé

/ˈblɑːzeɪ/
adjective
1.
indifferent to something because of familiarity or surfeit
2.
lacking enthusiasm; bored
Word Origin
C19: from French, past participle of blaser to cloy
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Word Origin and History for blasé
blasé
"bored from overindulgence," 1819, from Fr. blasé, pp. of blaser "to satiate" (17c.), of unknown origin. Perhaps from Du. blazen "to blow" (related to English blast), with a sense of "puffed up under the effects of drinking."
blase
see blasé.
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