無頓着

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 4
とん
Grade: S
ちゃく
Grade: 3
on'yomi

Adjectival noun[edit]

無頓着 (-na inflection, hiragana むとんちゃく, romaji mutonchaku)

  1. careless, indifferent, casual, unconcerned
    • 1905, Natsume Sōseki, 吾輩は猫である:
       (かれ)吾輩 (わがはい) (ちか)づくのも一向 (いっこう)心付 (こころづ)かざるごとく、また心付 (こころづ)くも無頓着 (むとんちゃく)なるごとく
      kare wa wagahai no chikazuku no mo ikkō kokorozukazaru gotoku, mata kokorozuku mo mutonchaku naru gotoku
      It seemed that either he was totally unaware of my approach or totally indifferent

Inflection[edit]

Noun[edit]

無頓着 (hiragana むとんちゃく, romaji mutonchaku)

  1. indifference, carelessness