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pococurante

[poh-koh-koo-ran-tee, -rahn-, -kyoo-; Italian paw-kaw-koo-rahn-te] /ˌpoʊ koʊ kʊˈræn ti, -ˈrɑn-, -kyʊ-; Italian ˌpɔ kɔ kuˈrɑn tɛ/
noun, plural pococuranti
[poh-koh-koo-ran-tee, -rahn-, -kyoo-; Italian paw-kaw-koo-rahn-tee] /ˌpoʊ koʊ kʊˈræn ti, -ˈrɑn-, -kyʊ-; Italian ˌpɔ kɔ kuˈrɑn ti/ (Show IPA)
1.
a careless or indifferent person.
adjective
2.
caring little; indifferent; nonchalant.
Origin of pococurante
1755-1765
1755-65; < Italian: literally, caring little. See poco, cure, -ant
Related forms
pococurantism
[poh-koh-koo-ran-tiz-uh m, -rahn-, -kyoo-] /ˌpoʊ koʊ kʊˈræn tɪz əm, -ˈrɑn-, -kyʊ-/ (Show IPA),
pococuranteism, noun
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  • pococurantism” is a 209 word, now not uncommon in English, contributed by Voltaire to the vocabulary of literature.

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  • "pococurantism" is a word, now not uncommon in English, contributed by Voltaire to the vocabulary of literature.

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British Dictionary definitions for pococurantism

pococurante

/ˌpəʊkəʊkjʊˈræntɪ/
noun
1.
a person who is careless or indifferent
adjective
2.
indifferent or apathetic
Derived Forms
pococuranteism, pococurantism, noun
Word Origin
C18: from Italian, from poco little + curante caring
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