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laissez-aller Line breaks: laissez-aller
Pronunciation: /ˌlɛseɪˈaleɪ/

Definition of laissez-aller in English:


[mass noun]
Absence of restraint; unconstrained freedom: [as modifier]: no laissez-aller exploration of these rocks should be undertaken
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  • Well, I'm not sure what an intoxicatingly Floridian aura of laissez-aller is, but it sure sounds fun.


French, literally 'allow to go'.

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