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1. Uninterested because of frequent exposure or indulgence.
2. Unconcerned; nonchalant: had a blasé attitude about housecleaning.
3. Very sophisticated.

[French, from past participle of blaser, to cloy, from French dialectal, to be chronically hung over, probably from Middle Dutch blāsen, to blow up, swell; see bhlē- in Indo-European roots.]


1. indifferent to something because of familiarity or surfeit
2. lacking enthusiasm; bored
[C19: from French, past participle of blaser to cloy]


(blɑˈzeɪ, ˈblɑ zeɪ)

1. indifferent to or bored with life, as or as if from an excess of worldly pleasures; jaded.
2. not excited about something; unmoved.
[1810–20; < French, past participle of blaser to cloy]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.blase - very sophisticated especially because of surfeitblase - very sophisticated especially because of surfeit; versed in the ways of the world; "the blase traveler refers to the ocean he has crossed as `the pond'"; "the benefits of his worldly wisdom"
sophisticated - having or appealing to those having worldly knowledge and refinement and savoir-faire; "sophisticated young socialites"; "a sophisticated audience"; "a sophisticated lifestyle"; "a sophisticated book"
2.blase - uninterested because of frequent exposure or indulgenceblase - uninterested because of frequent exposure or indulgence; "his blase indifference"; "a petulant blase air"; "the bored gaze of the successful film star"
uninterested - not having or showing interest; "an uninterested spectator"
3.blase - nonchalantly unconcernedblase - nonchalantly unconcerned; "a blase attitude about housecleaning"
unconcerned - lacking in interest or care or feeling; "the average 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"




[ˈblɑːzeɪ] ADJ [attitude] → indiferente
she's very blasé about the risks involvedle traen sin cuidado los riesgos que el asunto conlleva
he's won so many Oscars he's become blasé about itha ganado tantos óscars que ya está de vuelta de ello or le da igual


[ˈblɑːzeɪ] adjblasé(e)


[ˈblɑːzeɪ] adjblasé inv
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