Definition of insouciance in English:

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Pronunciation: /inˈso͞osēəns/
Pronunciation: /inˈso͞oSHəns/


Casual lack of concern; indifference: an impression of boyish insouciance
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  • As what W. H. Auden called the ‘dishonest decade’ grew grimmer, the New Yorker's editorial policy shifted from insouciance to concern.
  • Wahlberg gives the same performance as in his last five movies and lacks the breezy insouciance the picture needs.
  • Releasing a fierce battle cry, I pounded flailing fist after flailing fist onto him, oblivious to his insouciance and lack of flinching.
nonchalance, unconcern, indifference, heedlessness, calm, equanimity, composure, ease, airiness
informal cool


Late 18th century: French, from insouciant, from in- 'not' + souciant 'worrying' (present participle of soucier).

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Syllabification: in·sou·ci·ance

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