laisser-aller

or lais·sez-al·ler

[le-sey-a-ley]
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noun French.

unchecked freedom or ease; unrestraint; looseness.

Nearby words

  1. laipse,
  2. lair,
  3. lairage,
  4. laird,
  5. lairy,
  6. laissez aller,
  7. laissez faire,
  8. laissez passer,
  9. laissez-faire,
  10. laissez-passer

Origin of laisser-aller

literally, to allow to go

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Examples from the Web for laisser-aller

  • That laisser-aller policy of his threatens to land us in serious difficulties.

  • This was often mortifying to me, but I think I liked it better on the whole than the laisser-aller indifference of Washington.

  • With the "laisser-aller" of a tired man, he trusted to his luck, which had so far served him well.

    Maitre Cornelius|Honore de Balzac