dégagé

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dé·ga·gé

 (dā′gä-zhā′)
adj.
Free and relaxed in manner; casual.
n.
In dance, a pointing of the foot in which the foot leaves the floor.

[French, past participle of dégager, to disengage, from Old French desgagier : des-, de- + gage, pledge (of Germanic origin).]

dégagé

(deɡaʒe)
adj
1. unconstrained in manner; casual; relaxed
2. uninvolved; detached

dé•ga•gé

(ˌdeɪ gɑˈʒeɪ)

adj.
1. unconstrained; easy, as in manner or style.
2. lacking emotional involvement; detached.
[< French, past participle of dégager to release, redeem, Old French desg(u)agier; see de-, gage1; compare engage]

dégagé

Freeing the working foot in preparation for a step, or shifting weight from one foot to the other.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.degage - free and relaxed in manner; "rather degage after the nervousness he had shown at dinner"- Edmund Wilson
relaxed - without strain or anxiety; "gave the impression of being quite relaxed"; "a relaxed and informal discussion"
2.degage - showing lack of emotional involvement; "adopted a degage pose on the arm of the easy chair"- J.S.Perelman; "she may be detached or even unfeeling but at least she's not hypocritically effusive"; "an uninvolved bystander"
unconcerned - lacking in interest or care or feeling; "the average American...is unconcerned that his or her plight is the result of a complex of personal and economic and governmental actions...beyond the normal citizen's comprehension and control"; "blithely unconcerned about his friend's plight"
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If you went into Lynn and Sedley, and made your way into the `made robes' department, you would see me in a frock coat, walking about with a degage air and directing ladies who want to buy petticoats or stockings.
I voiced it (confound this self-consciousness) in a degage cheerful tone: "I suppose she can travel --what?
I say,' answered Mrs Merdle composedly, 'that you ought to make yourself fit for it by being more degage, and less preoccupied.
Il a revele que l' agriculture familiale au Soudan , comme dans d'autres pays en developpement , font face a plusieurs influences negatives resultent de la crise mondiale , l'exode rural , le manque d'application des reformes agricoles necessaires , ainsi que les pressions resultant du changement climatique , les secheresses et la desertification , qui a ete degage le pays de facon constante causant des conflits sur les ressources naturelles disponibles sur une matiere qui mene a la diminution de la production agricole , la faiblesse de sa contribution au PIB et l'augmentation des taux de pauvrete et de migration de l'interieur et des pays voisins.
beaucoup moins que] Ces deux pays (Franc e Jordanie) ont torpille cette demarche qui devrait exprimer dans un document officiel le consensus qui s'est degage au sein du Conseil de securite sur la resolution du conflit au Sahara occidental occupe [beaucoup plus grand que], a explique Boukhari.
Sans fantaisie langagiere, ce discours autour de la politique est restitue dans un style suffisamment original et qui degage immediatement le sens, puisant dans la source du parti, ses valeurs de progres, de modernite, de democratie et de justice sociale.
De l'ensemble du livre ressort la montee dans le droit de l'individualisme (et non de l'humanisme) et du libertarisme et l'auteure degage ce sur quoi cette tendance debouche pour toute la societe.
It provides all the necessary information a ballerina - or her parent - might need,from tying ribbons on shoes to performing the perfect Degage.
Dans un premier chapitre, l'auteur degage une contradiction dans la pensee de Weber sur la race, qui s'oppose clairement aux approches bio-raciales de l'epoque mais adopte un ton pejoratif a l'endroit de certains groupes ethniques ou nationaux, notamment les Polonais et les Slaves.
En considerant << l'emotion comme phenomene de reconnaissance sensorielle >> (190) et sociale, elle met au defi la notion de cooperation et en degage l'importance du bien-etre.
Ciel voile par des nuages eleves sur les regions centre et assez degage sur le nord.
Schorer says that Balanchine started with grand plies in first, second, and fifth positions (Melissa Hayden swears he never gave grand plies--you had to do them yourself), then quickly moved on to tendu, degage, rond de jambe, fondu, and frappe.