Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

Word of the Day
Sunday, September 03, 2006

Definitions for insouciant

  1. free from concern, worry, or anxiety; carefree; nonchalant.

Learn something
new every day


GET OUR


Thank youfor signing up
Get the Word of the Day Email
Citations for insouciant
But for his thoughtful diagnosis of the perils that lay before me, I should at this juncture have been deep in the mulligatawny and no hope of striking for the shore. As it was, I was able to be nonchalant, insouciant, and debonair. I was like the fellow I once heard Jeeves speak of who was armed so strong in honesty that somebody's threats passed by him as the idle wind, which he respected not. P. G. Wodehouse, Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves, 1962
Along with a tall figure and long, shiny hair, she has inherited the insouciant way with fashions that made her famous actress-mother also a famous clotheshorse. , "Bacall and Bogart, a Stylish Pair," Life, September 6, 1968
Origin of insouciant
1820-1830
Insouciant entered English from French, based on the French verb soucier meaning "to worry." Ultimately it finds its roots in the Latin sollicitāre meaning "to disturb."