Thursday, 25 October 2012

Entry: insouciant (adj.)

In context:"Hal was confident Pemulis would remove the insouciant hat the minute they were called in on what was presumably going to be the carpet."

Definition: Careless, indifferent, unconcerned.

Other: I love this word.

Etymology:  French, < in- (in- prefix3) + souciant caring, present participle of soucier to care < Latin sollicitāre to disturb, agitate.

and I like this too:

1888   Pall Mall Gaz. 12 Jan. 2/1   On such subjects, an insouciant agnosticism is the most philosophic attitude

SNOOT score: 5
Page: 509

Source: Oxford English Dictionary   

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