pococurante

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French pococurante - from Pococurante, a nonchalant Venetian senator in Candide, a word coined by Voltaire from Italian poco ‘little’ + curante ‘caring’, from curare ‘to care’.

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pococurante (comparative more pococurante, superlative most pococurante)

  1. apathetic, indifferent or nonchalant
    • 1909, Ward A. W., Prothero G. W., Leathes Stanley K.C.B., and Lord Acton, The Cambridge Modern History, Vol. VI, p. 20.
      The Treasury was entrusted to the pococurante capacity of Grafton, the Exchequer to the erratic genius of Charles Townshend.

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Noun[edit]

pococurante (plural pococurantes)

  1. such a person

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian - see above.

Noun[edit]

pococurante m (plural pococurantes)

  1. pococurante

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