[ in-soo-see-uhnt ]
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Part of Speech adjective
Origin + Etymology
early 19th century; 1828, from French insouciant "careless, thoughtless, heedless," from in- "not"
  • carefree
  • lighthearted
  • airy
  • breezy
  • buoyant
  • happy-go-lucky
  • untroubled
  • anxious
  • high-strung
  • nervous
free from concern, worry, or anxiety; carefree; nonchalant
A) Her insouciant attitude before taking the high-risk exam unnerved the other students who were extremely nervous. B) She laid on the beach insouciantly, enjoying her vacation.
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