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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Definitions for insouciance

  1. the quality of being insouciant; lack of care or concern; indifference.

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Citations for insouciance
He kept dropping an Indian club and picking it up with forced and scowling insouciance. John Banville, Eclipse, 2007
Gleason gave me a warning or two about the possible dangers into which my insouciance might yet lead me. Gore Vidal, Death in the Fifth Position, 1952
Origin of insouciance
The Latin root sollicitaire coupled with the negating prefix in- literally means "to not disturb or agitate." This adjective entered English in the nineteenth century, shortly after the noun form insouciance started being used by English speakers.
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