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insouciance

[ in-soo-see-uh ns; French an-soo-syahns ]SEE DEFINITION OF insouciance

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

  • attention
  • esteem
  • respect
  • bias
  • caring
  • compassion
  • concern
  • feeling
  • interest
  • involvement
  • regard
  • sympathy
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR INSOUCIANCE

With that and a superb air of insouciance, he made shift to go.

A wave of his hand simulated an insouciance he did not feel.

Perhaps they were affecting a little of that British insouciance you spoke of—'

I crave the gaiety and insouciance of Roberta's care-free Bohemians.

That's the kind of man I really like, chirping his insouciance.

Idleness and insouciance had few temptations for them, cynicism was abhorrent to them.

What an air of insouciance,” thought I. “That woman is not in love!

His Insouciance is charming and always turns the tide of my melancholy.

Lovely, with a show of insouciance, bagged three gerunds and one gerundive.

"I repeat, everything," said Bazarov with an ineffable expression of insouciance.

WORD ORIGIN

1799, from French insouciant "carelessness, thoughtlessness, heedlessness," from in- "not" (see in- (1)) + se soucier "to care," from Latin sollicitare "to agitate" (see solicit).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR INSOUCIANCE

apathy

noununcaring attitude, lack of interest

ease

nounfacility, freedom
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