insouciance

[ in-soo-see-uhns; French an-soo-syahns ]
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noun
  1. the quality of being insouciant; lack of care or concern; indifference.

Origin of insouciance

1
From French, dating back to 1790–1800; see origin at insouciant, -ance

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How to use insouciance in a sentence

  • Lovely, with a show of insouciance, bagged three gerunds and one gerundive.

    The Varmint | Owen Johnson
  • The autopilot functioned perfectly, however, and Logan trusted it to the point of insouciance.

    Tight Squeeze | Dean Charles Ing
  • It was as truly part of her (and a growing part of her) as her brilliant enjoyment and insouciance.

    Dodo's Daughter | E. F. Benson
  • Under its insouciance and extravagance lie many of the ideas that dictated his attitude as writer and as critic.

    Oscar Wilde | Arthur Ransome
  • Such insouciance would have galled Miss Gabriel past endurance had it not, mercifully, lain outside her range of apprehension.

    Major Vigoureux | A. T. Quiller-Couch