blasé

[ blah-zey, blah-zey; French bla-zey ]
/ blɑˈzeɪ, ˈblɑ zeɪ; French blaˈzeɪ /

adjective

indifferent to or bored with life; unimpressed, as or as if from an excess of worldly pleasures.

Nearby words

  1. blastosphere,
  2. blastospore,
  3. blastostyle,
  4. blastula,
  5. blastulation,
  6. blat,
  7. blatant,
  8. blatantly,
  9. blate,
  10. blately

Origin of blasé

1810–20; < French, past participle of blaser to cloy, sicken from surfeit, perhaps < Dutch blasen to blow; see blast

SYNONYMS FOR blasé
apathetic, jaded, cloyed, sated, glutted, surfeited, world-weary.

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British Dictionary definitions for blase

blasé

/ (ˈblɑːzeɪ) /

adjective

indifferent to something because of familiarity or surfeit
lacking enthusiasm; bored

Word Origin for blasé

C19: from French, past participle of blaser to cloy

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