Thursday, June 26, 2003
insouciant adjective [in-SOO-see-uhnt; Fr. an-soo-SYAHN] Marked by lighthearted unconcern or indifference; carefree; nonchalant.
Definitions for insouciant
- Marked by lighthearted unconcern or indifference; carefree; nonchalant.
Get the Word of the Day Email
Citations for insouciant
The insouciant gingerbread man skips through the pages with glee, until he meets his . . . demise at the end.
They don't seem to care whether they become stars or not, and their irony . . . has a scoffing, insouciant feel.
Origin of insouciant
Insouciant is from the French, from in-, "not" + souciant, "caring," present participle of soucier, "to trouble," from Latin sollicitare, "to disturb," from sollicitus, "anxious." The noun form is insouciance.