insouciant


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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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