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Daemon
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insouciant

(adjective) Marked by blithe unconcern.

Synonyms: casual, nonchalant

Usage: He showed an insouciant disregard for cold weather, wearing only a T-shirt in the show.
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She wandered into the meeting with complete insouciance to the fact that she was late.

apathy casualness complacence disinterestedness torpor unconcern

French in=not + soucier = to trouble disturb
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Where is the Korean fanfare? My Princess Mona ... A brittle victory, there that at the wind's original breath casts all its insouciant flowers shivering to the ground.








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walirlan
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: exhibiting or characterized by insouciance

<an insouciant manner>

< … a wonderfully slouching lounge lizard, a swaggering insouciant Don Juan straight out of Capital City. — Paul Preston, The (London) Times Literary Supplement, 14 Dec. 1990>

Origin of INSOUCIANT

French, from in- 1in- + souciant, present participle of soucier

Related to INSOUCIANT

Synonyms:

blithe, debonair, devil-may-care, gay, happy-go-lucky, carefree, lighthearted, lightsome, slaphappy, unconcerned

Antonyms:

careworn

Related Words:

blasé (also blase), breezy, cavalier, nonchalant; casual, easygoing, informal, laid-back, low-pressure, relaxed, unfussy

Near Antonyms:

earnest, grave, serious, serious-minded, somber (or sombre); careful, cautious, heedful, wary; anxious, concerned, upset, worried; long-suffering, overburdened, sorrowful
Ademola Osindero
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His protégé insouciantly walked pass him at the opening.

Insouciantly - adverb (derivative of insouciant)
Dr WWWW
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To carry the etymology back another step or two:

French soucier = to worry
from Latin sollicito = to disturb, stir agitate

Thus, the roots with prefix "in-" could be said to mean not worried or disturbed

"To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting." -- Edmund Burke
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the governor always walk with a cool stride
Dr WWWW
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Dr WWWW wrote:
To carry the etymology back another step or two:

French soucier = to worry
from Latin sollicito = to disturb, stir agitate

Thus, the roots with prefix "in-" could be said to mean not worried or disturbed


Sorry Mehrdad77, you already said this.

"To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting." -- Edmund Burke
Milica Boghunovich
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Her daughter's insouciant attitude toward homework is irritating.
Irma Crespo
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ROGET´S INTERNATIONAL THESAURUS. insouciant 643. INDIFIRENCE NOUNS 6. unconcerned, uninterested, disinterested, dispassionate, insouciant, all one to; careles, regardless, mindless, unmindful, heedless, reckless, negligent,perfunctory, disregardful, nonchalant, blasé; lackadaisical, easy, easygoing, devil-may-care, snas souci (F., without care); poco-curante, pococurantish; listless, spiritless, heartless, pluckness, spunkless; aqpathetic. After all these years the father seemed insouciant to any matter concerning his children.
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