Origin of insouciant
Examples from the Web for insouciant
It is an example of insouciant royal play, and the fun of something going wrong.
Because he is a mouthy, insouciant rascal with a great shtick.
Together they read like a dive-bar lecture series: insouciant, slightly surly, mock profound.
With that mask on, I fluff the ends of my hair into a structured but insouciant flip.
There was no secernment between her soul and surface; she was mere, insouciant, with a rare dulcedo.
I rattled on, insouciant and careless to all appearances, but in reality my heart like lead.A Daughter of Raasay|William MacLeod Raine
In spite of his own imperturbability, on which he set some store, the insouciant aspect of his surroundings jarred on him.The Pursuit|Frank (Frank Mackenzie) Savile
Here, under this Southern sun, we of the North are in danger of acquiring a sort of insouciant directness almost primitive.The Firing Line|Robert W. Chambers
I watched her, on the opposite footpath, strolling down the shady avenue with an insouciant grace.Caught by the Turks|Francis Yeats-Brown
British Dictionary definitions for insouciant
Word Origin for insouciant
Word Origin and History for insouciant
1829, from French insouciant "careless, thoughtless, heedless," from in- "not" (see in- (1)) + souciant "caring," present participle of soucier "to care," from Latin sollicitare "to agitate" (see solicit). Related: Insouciantly.