Dictionary.com

pococurante

[ poh-koh-koo-ran-tee, -rahn-, -kyoo-; Italian paw-kaw-koo-rahn-te ]
/ ˌpoʊ koʊ kʊˈræn ti, -ˈrɑn-, -kyʊ-; Italian ˌpɔ kɔ kuˈrɑn tɛ /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: pococurante / pococurantism on Thesaurus.com

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/.
a careless or indifferent person.
adjective
caring little; indifferent; nonchalant.
QUIZ
WILL YOU SAIL OR STUMBLE ON THESE GRAMMAR QUESTIONS?
Smoothly step over to these common grammar mistakes that trip many people up. Good luck!
Question 1 of 7
Fill in the blank: I can’t figure out _____ gave me this gift.

Origin of pococurante

First recorded in 1755–65; from Italian: literally, “caring little,” equivalent to poco indefinite adjective and adverb + curante present participle of curare “to treat, care”; see origin at few, poco, cure, -ant

OTHER WORDS FROM pococurante

po·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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use pococurante in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for pococurante

pococurante
/ (ˌpəʊkəʊkjʊˈræntɪ) /

noun
a person who is careless or indifferent
adjective
indifferent or apathetic

Derived forms of pococurante

pococuranteism or pococurantism, noun

Word Origin for pococurante

C18: from Italian, from poco little + curante caring
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK