insouciance


Also found in: Thesaurus.
Related to insouciance: kerfuffle, profligacy, exigency, brusque

in·sou·ci·ance

 (ĭn-so͞o′sē-əns, ăN′so͞o-syäNs′)
n.
Blithe lack of concern; nonchalance.

in•sou•ci•ance

(ɪnˈsu si əns; Fr. ɛ̃ suˈsyɑ̃s)

n.
the quality of being insouciant; lack of care or concern.
[1790–1800; < French]

insouciance

lack of care or concern; a lighthearted attitude. — insouciant, adj.
See also: Attitudes
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.insouciance - the cheerful feeling you have when nothing is troubling youinsouciance - the cheerful feeling you have when nothing is troubling you
blitheness, cheerfulness - a feeling of spontaneous good spirits; "his cheerfulness made everyone feel better"

insouciance

noun nonchalance, light-heartedness, jauntiness, airiness, breeziness, carefreeness He replied with characteristic insouciance, 'So what?'
Translations

insouciance

[ɪnˈsuːsɪəns] Ndespreocupación f

insouciance

[ɪnˈsuːsiəns] (formal) n (= nonchalance) → insouciance f

insouciance

n (liter)Unbekümmertheit f, → Sorglosigkeit f
References in classic literature ?
He smiled at Jurgis confidingly, and then started talking again, with his blissful insouciance. This time he talked for ten minutes at a stretch, and in the course of the speech he told Jurgis all of his family history.
The poem on the whole, however, is chiefly to be admired for the graceful insouciance of its metre, so well in accordance with the character of the sentiments, and especially for the ease of the general manner.
It can only have been musical snobbery that produced the scathing response at their premiere in 1936; the Dorics bring out their charm and insouciance quite engagingly.
The numbers have risen gradually through natural attrition, but the government has looked on with complete insouciance to the disaster-in-waiting.Granted, the government is trying to fill the gaps, but the effort is incremental and almost half-hearted.
It is very unfortunate that the authorities seem completely insouciance and happy go lucky before their might.
It resembles a colossal crystal sitting between the sea, the corniche, the multi-lane highways and the centre of Doha -- like something that has formed from a mutated geology to compete with the scale of the skyscrapers." "The desert rose, something which nature throws together with insouciance and leaves in the desert for no one to see, is a spectacle to create a symbol for a nation," it said.
Rescue, a track most bands can only dream of conjuring up, is dropped in with an insouciance that takes the breath away, a wondrous version of All That Jazz comes along and one really does start to believe in miracles.
His insouciance during the court proceedings, moreover, seems to indicate he believes he has an ace up his sleeve that, incredible as it may seem, is no match for the justice system.
Laisser filer la credibilite pour un coup de gueule ou un ironique commentaire releve d'une totale insouciance qui ne sert en rien l'interet du public a l'information, principe qui devrait servir de base a toute communication publique[beaucoup plus grand que], avise le guide de deontologie du Conseil de presse du Quebec.
A classic blazer and oversized boilersuit are work-ready in an effortless way, best worn with "don't-care hair." Tie-front striped skirts, raffia bags and easy chic parkas provide the kind of off-duty insouciance that speaks of seaside living on the continent.
de GRISOGONO is no stranger to the expert use of color, and splashes it here with just the right amount of insouciance. Fuchsia and turquoise leather cords spring from gold cuff ends, adorned with gold hoops that are set with matching and complementary fine gemstones.
Avec son jeu petaradant et son insouciance, Ostapenko a tout renverse y compris Halep qui disputait sa deuxieme finale Porte d'Auteuil, trois ans apres sa defaite contre Sharapova.