insouciant insouciant  /ɪn ˈsus jənt/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) marked by blithe unconcern

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. In the teeth of what could prove a real crisis, many Britons are remarkably insouciant, including London's remarkably insouciant mayor, Boris Johnson.
  2. The Avis ads have caught readers through their underdog appeal, their sly humor and their insouciant explanations of the traumas of being in second place.
  3. It has some beguiling, insouciant Cole Porter tunes, some pert cafe society Cole Porter lyrics.

News

  • West Ham vs. Manchester City: Score, Grades and Post-Match Reaction

    Manchester City rounded off one of the most one-sided Capital One Cup semi-final victories in recent memory—if not the most one-sided—with a 3-0 victory over West Ham United on Tuesday. City will now await either city rivals Manchester United or Sunderland in the final at Wembley   after they completed a 9-0 aggregate victory with insouciant ease. Alvaro Negredo scored his 22nd and 23rd goals of ...
    on January 22, 2014     Source: Bleacher Report

Quotes

  1. New York Times critic Janet Maslin called the film, which Schaeffer co-directed and co-wrote with his friend Donal "Donny" Ward, "scrappy low-budget comedy with lots of insouciant charm," and - voila!
    on Dec 20, 2006 By: Janet Maslin Source: East Bay Express

  2. "What he carried with him," [musician] Rex Stewart said, "was the aroma of red beans and rice . . . he conveyed this to the world by the insouciant challenge of his loping walk, the cap on his head tilted at an angle, which back home meant:...
    on Nov 27, 2009 By: Rex Stewart Source: Wall Street Journal

  3. As Shermer writes, "These findings match our intuitions: we all know people who seem incessantly insouciant and energetically enthusiastic for life despite having suffered slings and arrows that would fell those with lesser dispositions. And we all...
    on Oct 5, 2008 By: Michael Shermer Source: Sify

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