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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
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What I did find was an oeuvre that is more thoughtful and more varied than I was expecting, at times seem-ing--far from insouciantly rebellious--almost academic in its respect for precedent.
Off went the players, this time for keeps, seagulls sailing insouciantly far above a field left empty but for a wheelbarrow of glorious, coruscating pink and a man with a watering can.
Or so it would seem, anyway, judging by Christian Dior Couture (four models, lounging insouciantly around a New York apartment); Givenchy (seven models, including Kendall Jenner, though Isabelle Huppert also gets a solo page); Tom Ford (10, including Ella Richards, daughter of Keith, and Patrick Schwarzenegger, son of Arnold); and Gucci (11).
Admittedly, this view is subjective, but my aim is to suggest that at least some of the negative criticism of Fifine that Allis cites, he disregards a little too insouciantly.
The cartoon also conveys a palpable sense of frustration: while Columbia contends with the "troublesome children," Uncle Sam pays little attention to her plight, insouciantly reading a newspaper ("Politics") while a cat-o'-nine-tails ("Law") hangs unused on his chair.
If Ed Balls isn't in his face, Vince will be insouciantly handing him a live grenade, or restive Tory backbenchers demanding that he "man up".
If Ed Balls isn't in his face, Vince Cable will be insouciantly handing him a live grenade, or restive Tory backbenchers demanding that he "man up".
Layton's passage to freedom is his deployment of the rhetorical gestures outlined above, and, in lyric after lyric, he hefts, either excruciatingly or insouciantly, the impossible burdens of history, say, the unspeakable horror of the Holocaust, or the imperiled redemption that is, for him, the establishment of Israel.
Insouciantly idle, he used to be the laziest and fastest man in F1 before being dumped by Ferrari but returns renewed, revived and raring to go.
The effect is that of seeing colourful songbirds, flying insouciantly around a massive and venerable building on a day of shifting light and shadow.
Looking insouciantly over her shoulder as luscious rhythms spilled from her feet, she was demure and debonair, with the radiant and authoritative expertise of a hoofer twice her age.
The Phil programmed an Austrian night around the new piece, with Petrenko and orchestra working hard to nail the Germanic preciseness at the heart of the music of Schubert (his 'Unfinished' symphony) and of Mozart, the latter at his insouciantly dazzling zenith at the time he dashed off the Haffner Symphony between other commitments.