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Free and relaxed in manner; casual.
In dance, a pointing of the foot in which the foot leaves the floor.

[French, past participle of dégager, to disengage, from Old French desgagier : des-, de- + gage, pledge (of Germanic origin).]


1. unconstrained in manner; casual; relaxed
2. uninvolved; detached


(ˌdeɪ gɑˈʒeɪ)

1. unconstrained; easy, as in manner or style.
2. lacking emotional involvement; detached.
[< French, past participle of dégager to release, redeem, Old French desg(u)agier; see de-, gage1; compare engage]


Freeing the working foot in preparation for a step, or shifting weight from one foot to the other.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.degage - free and relaxed in manner; "rather degage after the nervousness he had shown at dinner"- Edmund Wilson
relaxed - without strain or anxiety; "gave the impression of being quite relaxed"; "a relaxed and informal discussion"
2.degage - showing lack of emotional involvement; "adopted a degage pose on the arm of the easy chair"- J.S.Perelman; "she may be detached or even unfeeling but at least she's not hypocritically effusive"; "an uninvolved bystander"
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"