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Part of speech: noun

Origin: French, late 18th century


Casual lack of concern; indifference.

Examples of Insouciance in a sentence

"I admire my partner’s insouciance toward traffic and other things that annoy me."

"During the last week of school, the children showed insouciance toward any lessons."

About Insouciance

Tossing out "no worries" with a wave would be the perfect demonstration of insouciance. The word translates directly from French, with "in" meaning "not" and "souciant" meaning "worrying." Just don’t get "Hakuna Matata" stuck in your head, and you’ll remain carefree.

Did you Know?

You might prefer to focus on the breezy, worry-free cheerfulness of insouciance, but it can have a less sunny connotation as well. Someone might be accused of displaying insouciance with careless, thoughtless behavior if they just can’t be bothered.

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