[poh-koh-koo-ran-tee, -rahn-, -kyoo-; Italian paw-kaw-koo-rahn-te]
- a careless or indifferent person.
- caring little; indifferent; nonchalant.
Origin of pococurante
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Examples from the Web for pococurante
Martin found there was a good deal of reason in Pococurante's remarks.
While they were waiting for dinner Pococurante ordered a concert.
While dinner was getting ready, Pococurante ordered a concert.Voltaire's Romances
But for myself, although I assure you not a pococurante, I cannot help thinking there is no slight dash of the commonplace.'Sketches
For me, as you may have found out, I am the pococurante senator, and above all things very free in saying what I think.Critical Miscellanies (Vol. 2 of 3)
- a person who is careless or indifferent
- indifferent or apathetic
C18: from Italian, from poco little + curante caring
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