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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 /
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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.

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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
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
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British Dictionary definitions for pococurante

pococurante
/ (ˌpəʊkəʊkjʊˈræntɪ) /

noun

a person who is careless or indifferent

adjective

indifferent or apathetic
pococuranteism or pococurantism, noun
C18: from Italian, from poco little + curante caring
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