Thursday, March 21, 2013
insouciance noun [in-SOO-see-uhns; Fr. an-soo-SYAHNS] the quality of being insouciant; lack of care or concern; indifference.
Definitions for insouciance
- the quality of being insouciant; lack of care or concern; indifference.
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Citations for insouciance
He kept dropping an Indian club and picking it up with forced and scowling insouciance.
Gleason gave me a warning or two about the possible dangers into which my insouciance might yet lead me.
Origin of insouciance
The Latin root sollicitaire coupled with the negating prefix in- literally means "to not disturb or agitate." This adjective entered English in the nineteenth century, shortly after the noun form insouciance started being used by English speakers.