insouciance


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in·sou·ci·ance

 (ĭn-so͞o′sē-əns, ăN′so͞o-syäNs′)
n.
Blithe lack of concern; nonchalance.

in•sou•ci•ance

(ɪnˈsu si əns; Fr. ɛ̃ suˈsyɑ̃s)

n.
the quality of being insouciant; lack of care or concern.
[1790–1800; < French]

insouciance

lack of care or concern; a lighthearted attitude. — insouciant, adj.
See also: Attitudes
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.insouciance - the cheerful feeling you have when nothing is troubling youinsouciance - the cheerful feeling you have when nothing is troubling you
blitheness, cheerfulness - a feeling of spontaneous good spirits; "his cheerfulness made everyone feel better"

insouciance

noun nonchalance, light-heartedness, jauntiness, airiness, breeziness, carefreeness He replied with characteristic insouciance, 'So what?'
Translations

insouciance

[ɪnˈsuːsɪəns] Ndespreocupación f

insouciance

[ɪnˈsuːsiəns] (formal) n (= nonchalance) → insouciance f

insouciance

n (liter)Unbekümmertheit f, → Sorglosigkeit f
References in classic literature ?
He smiled at Jurgis confidingly, and then started talking again, with his blissful insouciance.
The poem on the whole, however, is chiefly to be admired for the graceful insouciance of its metre, so well in accordance with the character of the sentiments, and especially for the ease of the general manner.
Tie-front striped skirts, raffia bags and easy chic parkas provide the kind of off-duty insouciance that speaks of seaside living on the continent.
The insouciance of excise officials may have serious consequences, not only with regard to my tax returns but also for the security and safety of my fellow citizens.
Marchant captures all the youthful energy and insouciance of Britten, while her inward, sensitive performance of Holst makes it sound suggestively like a valediction for the English pastoral tradition.
de GRISOGONO is no stranger to the expert use of color, and splashes it here with just the right amount of insouciance.
Avec son jeu petaradant et son insouciance, Ostapenko a tout renverse y compris Halep qui disputait sa deuxieme finale Porte d'Auteuil, trois ans apres sa defaite contre Sharapova.
It is evident at every moment in every line and stroke of his drawing, in its characteristic curve and arabesque, its quick certainty and summary insouciance.
His attitude was at the same time both noble and tragic for he never complained, soon put you at your ease with a wry acceptance of his burden, and yet went manfully on with the way of life that entailed increasing amounts of foreign travel, hours and hours on aircraft as he crossed the globe, backwards and forwards, carrying off what to others would be a mortifying embarrassment with an insouciance that was complete.
He moves to a different tempo, passing the ball around with the insouciance of a grown-up playing amongst children.
5--There is correlation between organizational structure and level of insouciance.
It depicts the world of wealth, glamour and insouciance in which the elite class moves against the background of the colonial regime's collapse.