insouciant


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in·sou·ci·ant

 (ĭn-so͞o′sē-ənt, ăN′so͞o-syäN′)
adj.
Marked by blithe unconcern; nonchalant.

[French : in-, not (from Old French; see in-1) + souciant, present participle of soucier, to trouble (from Old French, from Vulgar Latin *sollicītāre, alteration of Latin sollicitāre, to vex; see solicit).]

in·sou′ci·ant·ly adv.

insouciant

(ɪnˈsuːsɪənt)
adj
carefree or unconcerned; light-hearted
[C19: from French, from in-1 + souciant worrying, from soucier to trouble, from Latin sollicitāre; compare solicitous]
inˈsouciance n
inˈsouciantly adv

in•sou•ci•ant

(ɪnˈsu si ənt; Fr. ɛ̃ suˈsyɑ̃)

adj.
free from concern, worry, or anxiety; carefree; nonchalant.
[1820–30; < French, =in- in-3 + souciant, present participle of soucier to worry < Vulgar Latin *sollicītāre, for Latin sollicitāre to disturb; see solicit]
in•sou′ci•ant•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.insouciant - marked by blithe unconcerninsouciant - marked by blithe unconcern; "an ability to interest casual students"; "showed a casual disregard for cold weather"; "an utterly insouciant financial policy"; "an elegantly insouciant manner"; "drove his car with nonchalant abandon"; "was polite in a teasing nonchalant manner"
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"

insouciant

adjective nonchalant, casual, carefree, gay, sunny, buoyant, airy, breezy, unconcerned, jaunty, untroubled, happy-go-lucky, free and easy, unworried, light-hearted He worked with insouciant disregard for convention.
Translations

insouciant

[ɪnˈsuːsɪənt] ADJdespreocupado

insouciant

[ɪnˈsuːsiənt] (formal) adj (= nonchalant) → insouciant(e)

insouciant

adj (liter: = careless) → unbekümmert; to be insouciant about somethingsich nicht um etw kümmern

insouciant

[ɪnˈsuːsɪənt] adj (liter) → noncurante
References in classic literature ?
The ladies of Watteau, gay and insouciant, seemed to wander with their cavaliers among the great trees, whispering to one another careless, charming things, and yet somehow oppressed by a nameless fear.
It misunderstands - as too many in the Conservative party do, taking their cue from the insouciant Davis - the nature of the process that is supposed to be taking place.
The album commences with 'Amputation', in which waves of distorted guitar and Jim's insouciant vocal delivery collide to create a hypnotic track which addresses his feelings of "being edited out of the whole music business I felt like a rock 'n' roll amputation.
In the deceptively lighter A flat major Ballade he varied its amiable opening melody on its next appearance giving it a sprightlier insouciant feel.
I love the insouciant way she carries her beach towel and water bottle in a giant Hermes Birkin bag.
However, there was a little consolation for Wallasey's insouciant medium-pacer, Chris Bourne, who ended the season with 6-58.
What would our national newspapers fill their pages with in years to come if they could not use embarrassing photographs of Eton-educated wannabe-Prime Ministers looking insouciant with their bespoke uniform of tailcoats, waistcoats and bow ties?
Never Be a Coward leads off this album with an introduction into the Anarchy Militant lifestyle, the anti-establishment philosophy, and an insouciant view of the impeding consequences.
There was an air of insouciant coolness in Matt Healy's gawkiness onstage.
Sur le marche de change international, l'euro tentait de se reprendre face au dollar americain, influence par les propos du president de la Banque centrale europeenne (BCE), Mario Draghi peu insouciant sur l'inflation, qui est de nature a renforcer la probabilite d'un nouveau soutien monetaire en zone euro, le mois de decembre prochain, rapporte la meme source.
HOOTON TENNIS CLUB'S stumble to success has been as endearingly ramshackle and insouciant as their lo-fi music.
The introductions struck a less irreverent tone, while remaining insouciant in shade and form.