pococurante

pococurante

[poh-koh-koo-ran-tee, -rahn-, -kyoo-; Italian paw-kaw-koo-rahn-te]
noun, plural pococuranti [poh-koh-koo-ran-tee, -rahn-, -kyoo-; Italian paw-kaw-koo-rahn-tee] .
1.
a careless or indifferent person.
adjective
2.
caring little; indifferent; nonchalant.

Origin:
1755–65; < Italian: literally, caring little. See poco, cure, -ant

pococurantism [poh-koh-koo-ran-tiz-uhm, -rahn-, -kyoo-] , pococuranteism, noun
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pococurante (ˌpəʊkəʊkjʊˈræntɪ)
 
n
1.  a person who is careless or indifferent
 
adj
2.  indifferent or apathetic
 
[C18: from Italian, from poco little + curante caring]
 
pococu'ranteism
 
n
 
pococu'rantism
 
n

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