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bla·sé

 (blä-zā′)
adj.
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.]

blasé

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

bla•sé

(blɑˈzeɪ, ˈblɑ zeɪ)

adj.
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 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"

blasé

Translations

blasé

[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

blasé

[ˈblɑːzeɪ] adjblasé(e)

blasé

[ˈblɑːzeɪ] adjblasé inv
References in classic literature ?
She didn't like the new tone, for though not blase, it sounded indifferent in spite of the look.
The holy angels could not have loved Nicolete with a purer love, a love freer from taint of any earthly thought, than I, a man of thirty, blase, and fed from my youth upon the honeycomb of woman.
In short, she felt that fear which takes possession of nearly all authors when they read over a work they have hitherto thought proof against every exacting or blase critic: new situations seem timeworn; the best-turned and most highly polished phrases limp and squint; metaphors and images grin or contradict each other; whatsoever is false strikes the eye.
You are somewhat blase I know, and family scenes have not much effect on Sinbad the Sailor, who has seen so many others.
The queen tendered her hand to Lord de Winter, who, kissing it respectfully, went out and traversed alone and unconducted those large, dark and deserted apartments, brushing away tears which, blase as he was by fifty years spent as a courtier, he could not withhold at the spectacle of royal distress so dignified, yet so intense.
I suspected a degree of laxity in his code of morals, there was something so cold and BLASE in his tone whenever he alluded to what he called "le beau sexe;" but he was too gentlemanlike to intrude topics I did not invite, and as he was really intelligent and really fond of intellectual subjects of discourse, he and I always found enough to talk about, without seeking themes in the mire.
Blase and inert, I spent my evenings generally at the Chateau des Fleurs, where I would get fuddled and then dance the cancan (which, in that establishment, was a very indecent performance) with eclat.
Yes, you are too clever, and I too experienced,--too blase, if you like,--for either of us to deceive the other.
I wasted my energies in numberless frivolous pursuits, and in the short-lived love intrigues that are the disgrace of salons in Paris, where every one seeks for love, grows blase in the pursuit, falls into the libertinism sanctioned by polite society, and ends by feeling as much astonished at real passion as the world is over a heroic action.
Good-bye, trees," I heard her say; and then she made the Japanese doll bow to them, which he did, in a very languid and blase fashion.
During the astonishing Chorus of the Prisoners, over which the delightful voice of the actress rose and soared in the most ravishing harmony, the English lady's face wore such an expression of wonder and delight that it struck even little Fipps, the blase attache, who drawled out, as he fixed his glass upon her, "Gayd, it really does one good to see a woman caypable of that stayt of excaytement.
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