Definition of insouciant in English:

insouciant

Line breaks: in|sou¦ci|ant
Pronunciation: /ɪnˈsuːsɪənt
 
, ɪnˈsuːsɪɒ̃/

adjective

Showing a casual lack of concern: an insouciant shrug
More example sentences
  • Extant anthropoids appear to be blithely insouciant to such syndromes.
  • They always seemed so blasé, so effortlessly cool; insouciant, suntanned, with great clothes.
  • But whatever the insouciant stage persona said, underneath Smith desperately wanted approval.
Synonyms
nonchalant, untroubled, unworried, unruffled, unconcerned, lacking concern, indifferent, blasé, heedless, relaxed, calm, equable, equanimous, serene, composed, casual, easy, easy-going, airy, breezy, carefree, free and easy, free from care, free from worry, happy-go-lucky, light-hearted, frivolous, unserious
informal cool, laid back, upbeat

Derivatives

insouciantly

adverb
More example sentences
  • It was the schoolboy's dream, humiliating England, swaggeringly and insouciantly triumphant.
  • Tiring of this, the Gerrys insouciantly strike out for a hike off the beaten track.
  • She insouciantly draws on her parents' conservative attitudes for her routines with a trademark deadpan.

Definition of insouciant in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day deictic
Pronunciation: ˈdeɪktɪk
adjective
denoting a word whose meaning depends on context...