blasé

[ blah-zey, blah-zey; French bla-zey ]SEE DEFINITION OF blasé
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This lofty and blase greeting can come from none other than Roland Barnette.

He's one of our blase ones; been in before, haven't you, Simson?

Turning upon him in a blase of wrath and with unutterable loathing.

You are six-and-twenty years old; and as blase as a rake of sixty.

Perhaps it's the Spanish blood, or perhaps it's because she's so blase.

In that large clear eye he could see nothing that his blase nature could understand as guile.

To the surprise of the blase clerk, the well-known club man ran out of the hotel, dropping his hat in his excitement.

He had what Carley called the New York masculine face, blase and lined, with eyes that gleamed, yet had no fire.

Mrs. H. Oh, no, there would not—And so you were going to be virtuous and blase', were you?

What cards and hazard are for blase Europe, cock-fighting is for the simple native of Manila.

WORD ORIGIN

"bored from overindulgence," 1819, from French blasé, past participle of blaser "to satiate" (17c.), of unknown origin. Perhaps from Dutch blazen "to blow" (related to English blast), with a sense of "puffed up under the effects of drinking."

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