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dégagé

[ dey-gah-zhey; French dey-ga-zhey ]
/ ˌdeɪ gɑˈʒeɪ; French deɪ gaˈʒeɪ /
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adjective

unconstrained; easy, as in manner or style.
without emotional involvement; detached.

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Origin of dégagé

<French, past participle of dégager to release, free, redeem, Old French desg(u)agier;see de-, gage1; cf. engage

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Example sentences from the Web for dégagé

  • "You will require a guide," said Colonel Quinnox, who had been studying the degage American in the most earnest manner.

    Truxton King|George Barr McCutcheon
  • Mr. Hastings: Extremely elegant and degage, upon my word, Madam.

  • He saunters into New York in a degage way and takes the whole city by storm.

    The Native Son|Inez Haynes Irwin

British Dictionary definitions for dégagé

dégagé
/ French (deɡaʒe) /

adjective

unconstrained in manner; casual; relaxed
uninvolved; detached
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