insouciance

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WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
in•sou•ci•ance  (in so̅o̅sē əns; Fr. an so̅o̅ syäns),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. the quality of being insouciant;
    lack of care or concern;
    indifference.
  • French; see insouciant, -ance
  • 1790–1800

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
in•sou•ci•ant /ɪnˈsusiənt/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. free of concern;
    nonchalant.
in•sou•ci•ance, n. [uncountable]

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
in•sou•ci•ant  (in so̅o̅sē ənt; Fr. an so̅o̅ syän),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. free from concern, worry, or anxiety;
    carefree;
    nonchalant.
in•souci•ant•ly, adv. 
  • Vulgar Latin *sollicītāre, for Latin sollicitāre to disturb; see solicitous
  • French, equivalent. to in- in-3 + souciant present participle of soucier to worry
  • 1820–30
    lighthearted, debonair, jaunty, breezy.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

insouciant /ɪnˈsuːsɪənt/ adj
  1. carefree or unconcerned; light-hearted
Etymology: 19th Century: from French, from in-1 + souciant worrying, from soucier to trouble, from Latin sollicitāre; compare solicitous

inˈsouciance n inˈsouciantly adv



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