noun, plural po·co·cu·ran·ti [poh-koh-koo-ran-tee, -rahn-, -kyoo-; Italian paw-kaw-koo-rahn-tee]. /ˌpoʊ koʊ kʊˈræn ti, -ˈrɑn-, -kyʊ-; Italian ˌpɔ kɔ kuˈrɑn ti/.
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Origin of pococurante
OTHER WORDS FROM pococurantepo·co·cu·ran·tism [poh-koh-koo-ran-tiz-uhm, -rahn-, -kyoo-], /ˌpoʊ koʊ kʊˈræn tɪz əm, -ˈrɑn-, -kyʊ-/, po·co·cu·ran·te·ism, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for pococurante
Candide thereupon sent a messenger to Seignior Pococurante, desiring permission to wait on him the next day.Voltaire's Romances|Franois-Marie Arouet
Aristophanes was more of a politician and a patriot, Lucian more of a freethinker, Horace more of a simple pococurante.Essays in English Literature, 1780-1860|George Saintsbury
But for myself, although I assure you not a pococurante, I cannot help thinking there is no slight dash of the commonplace.'Sketches|Benjamin Disraeli
For me, as you may have found out, I am the pococurante senator, and above all things very free in saying what I think.Critical Miscellanies (Vol. 2 of 3)|John Morley
Martin found there was a good deal of reason in Pococurante's remarks.Candide|Voltaire