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insouciance

[in-soo-see-uh ns; French an-soo-syahns] /ɪnˈsu si əns; French ɛ̃ suˈsyɑ̃s/
noun
1.
the quality of being insouciant; lack of care or concern; indifference.
Origin of insouciance
1790-1800
1790-1800; < French; see insouciant, -ance
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n.

1799, from French insouciant "carelessness, thoughtlessness, heedlessness," from in- "not" (see in- (1)) + se soucier "to care," from Latin sollicitare "to agitate" (see solicit).

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