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synonyms for insouciance

  • alienation
  • apathy
  • callousness
  • carelessness
  • disdain
  • disinterest
  • disregard
  • inattention
  • inertia
  • insensitivity
  • lack
  • negligence
  • nonchalance
  • aloofness
  • coldness
  • coolness
  • detachment
  • disinterestedness
  • dispassion
  • equity
  • heedlessness
  • immunity
  • impartiality
  • impassiveness
  • impassivity
  • isolationism
  • lethargy
  • listlessness
  • neutrality
  • noninterference
  • objectivity
  • stoicism
  • torpor
  • unconcern
  • unmindfulness
  • cold shoulder
  • cold-bloodedness
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antonyms for insouciance

MOST RELEVANT
  • attention
  • esteem
  • respect
  • bias
  • caring
  • compassion
  • concern
  • feeling
  • interest
  • involvement
  • regard
  • sympathy
                      • perplexity
                      • uneasiness
                      • difficulty
                      • restriction
                      • inhibition
                      • effort
                      • unrest
                      • turmoil
                      • strife
                      • furor
                      • disquiet
                      • inability
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                      How to use insouciance in a sentence

                      Lovely, with a show of insouciance, bagged three gerunds and one gerundive.
                      THE VARMINTOWEN JOHNSON
                      The autopilot functioned perfectly, however, and Logan trusted it to the point of insouciance.
                      TIGHT SQUEEZEDEAN CHARLES ING
                      It was as truly part of her (and a growing part of her) as her brilliant enjoyment and insouciance.
                      DODO'S DAUGHTERE. F. BENSON
                      Under its insouciance and extravagance lie many of the ideas that dictated his attitude as writer and as critic.
                      OSCAR WILDEARTHUR RANSOME
                      Such insouciance would have galled Miss Gabriel past endurance had it not, mercifully, lain outside her range of apprehension.
                      MAJOR VIGOUREUXA. T. QUILLER-COUCH
                      Moreover, there is something in the very insouciance of these country-comers to Paris which provokes the citizen the more.
                      HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, NO. XXVII, AUGUST 1852, VOL. VVARIOUS
                      Mrs. Ermsted flicked an eyelid in Mrs. Burton's direction with an insouciance that somehow robbed the act of any serious sting.
                      THE LAMP IN THE DESERTETHEL M. DELL
                      Her usual insouciance was gone, and her hands nervously fingered the opal beads of her long necklace.
                      DANGEROUS DAYSMARY ROBERTS RINEHART
                      The apparent insouciance of Japanese ornament is, however, carefully calculated in relation to the field which is to be covered.
                      PARALLEL PATHSTHOMAS WILLIAM ROLLESTON
                      It was this peculiar insouciance which angered Dr. Stanhope, even more than his son's extravagance.
                      BARCHESTER TOWERSANTHONY TROLLOPE
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                      WORDS RELATED TO INSOUCIANCE

                      • aloofness
                      • coldness
                      • coolness
                      • detachment
                      • disinterest
                      • dispassion
                      • disregard
                      • dullness
                      • emotionlessness
                      • halfheartedness
                      • heedlessness
                      • indifference
                      • insensibility
                      • insensitivity
                      • insouciance
                      • lassitude
                      • lethargy
                      • listlessness
                      • passiveness
                      • passivity
                      • stoicism
                      • unconcern
                      • unresponsiveness
                      Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.