V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: without worry, anxiety, or guilt--unconcerned

Synonyms: breezy, carefree, ignorant, easygoing, blithe, nonchalant, careless

Antonyms: concerned, burdened, troubled, worried, anxious

Tips: Insouciant was derived from the French word soucier, "to care." Someone insouciant is carefree. An insouciant policy or idea is one without much thought or care behind it. Insouciance denotes carefree and relaxed behavior.

Usage Examples:

His insouciant attitude toward money and the importance of saving will surely land him in financial trouble. (carefree, blithe)

The insouciant child didn't notice that the cat had gotten out. (ignorant, careless)

Sometimes, I admired his youthful insouciance, but other times I thought he was too cavalier. (relaxed behavior, carefree attitude) noun

The insouciant way in which he managed his employees caused people to slack off and disregard their responsibilities. (carefree, easygoing, nonchalant)

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