insouciant

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From French insouciant from in- (“not”) + souciant (“worrying”)

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insouciant (comparative more insouciant, superlative most insouciant)

  1. Carefree, nonchalant, indifferent; casually unconcerned.
    • 1903, W. Somerset Maugham, "Cadiz" in The Land of The Blessed Virgin:
      It was there that on Sunday I had seen the populace disport itself, and it was full of life then, gay and insouciant.
    • 1913, Lucy Maud Montgomery, The Golden Road, ch. 3:
      How I envied Peter his easy, insouciant manner!
    • 2004 April 26, Richard Schickel, "Sean Penn: Necessary Actor," Time:
      Jack Nicholson . . . turned to an assistant, bummed a cigarette, flashed one of his wolfish, insouciant grins and said, "We all have our little secrets, Seany."

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insouciant m (feminine insouciante, masculine plural insouciants, feminine plural insouciantes)

  1. carefree, without worries

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