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.
The spoils of victory can also be spoiled by our own insouciance.
Part one includes poems averaging a page in length with hallmark Soto qualities: humor ("two non-paying flies" riding in a cab, dogs sitting in cars reading the Wall Street Journal) and insouciance mixed with an undercurrent of seriousness, the "points" not too seriously made, left on the table to be picked up by the reader or not.
With guerrilla insouciance and giddy confidence, Borinsky challenges the picaresque genre, playing through a madcap array of narrative asides, capturing a culture in chaos, indeed a culture feeding upon its own chaos, a cartoon culture suspended uneasily between comic-opera irony and self-inflicted apocalypse.
It takes a certain insouciance to outduel the leading man and cheerfully proposition him a few scenes later.
On that same evening--a five-premiere feast, billed simply as "Ballets of Contemporary Choreographers"--another young ballerina, 21-year-old Irina Golub, infused Latvian choreographer Indra Reinholde's new work, Reflections, with a contemporary spitfire insouciance.
To back England at those cramped odds you'd have to be pretty sure that their impressive draw in France was down to more than mere French insouciance.
Overall, however, this performance lacks the insouciance and high spirits that are trade marks of many of the truly great recordings of Die Fledermaus--a bit like champagne without the bubbles.
Insouciance about chases may be common in police departments across the country, but in the nineties, it's also going to be expensive, thanks to a new Supreme Court decision that holds cities liable for the lives that get between the cops and robbers.
Inspired by 1960s sculptress Louise Nevelson's quirky wood and metal creations, it has an arty air that adds a touch of insouciance to even the simplest of outfits.
NOT since Denis Law has there been a Scotland player with such insouciance, such confidence, such arrogance, such brilliance as James McFadden.