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dégagé

[dey-gah-zhey; French dey-ga-zhey] /ˌdeɪ gɑˈʒeɪ; French deɪ gaˈʒeɪ/
adjective
1.
unconstrained; easy, as in manner or style.
2.
without emotional involvement; detached.
Origin of dégagé
< French, past participle of dégager to release, free, redeem, Old French desg(u)agier; see de-, gage1; cf. engage
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  • "You will require a guide," said Colonel Quinnox, who had been studying the degage American in the most earnest manner.

    Truxton King George Barr McCutcheon
  • He saunters into New York in a degage way and takes the whole city by storm.

    The Native Son Inez Haynes Irwin
  • Mr. Hastings: Extremely elegant and degage, upon my word, Madam.

British Dictionary definitions for degage

dégagé

/deɡaʒe/
adjective
1.
unconstrained in manner; casual; relaxed
2.
uninvolved; detached
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