Definition of insouciance noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ɪnˈsuːsiəns//
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈsuːsiəns//
[uncountable] (formal)
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the state of not being worried about anything synonym nonchalance She hid her worries behind an air of insouciance. Word Originlate 18th cent.: French, from insouciant, from in- ‘not’ + souciant ‘worrying’ (present participle of soucier).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: insouciance