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[blah-zey, blah-zey; French bla-zey] /blɑˈzeɪ, ˈblɑ zeɪ; French blaˈzeɪ/
indifferent to or bored with life; unimpressed, as or as if from an excess of worldly pleasures.
Origin of blasé
1810-20; < French, past participle of blaser to cloy, sicken from surfeit, perhaps < Dutch blasen to blow; see blast
apathetic, jaded, cloyed, sated, glutted, surfeited, world-weary. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for blase
  • 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 blase


indifferent to something because of familiarity or surfeit
lacking enthusiasm; bored
Word Origin
C19: from French, past participle of blaser to cloy
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Word Origin and History for blase

"bored from overindulgence," 1819, from French blasé, past participle of blaser "to satiate" (17c.), of unknown origin. Perhaps from Dutch blazen "to blow" (related to English blast), with a sense of "puffed up under the effects of drinking."

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