in·sou·ci·ant (n-ss-nt, s-syä)
Marked by blithe unconcern; nonchalant.


[French : in-, not (from Old French; see in-1) + souciant, present participle of soucier, to trouble (from Old French, from Vulgar Latin *sollictre, alteration of Latin sollicitre, to vex; see solicit).]


This is a word that is not often seen, it seems. I like it. It has a pleasant, woody feel. Can we bring this one back into everyday usage, please?
I’ll set you all a challenge: see if you can slip “insouciant” into your conversation once each day, for the rest of the week. Let me know how you get on.


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15 Responses to Insouciant

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  2. I’ll give it a go. we used to do that all the time. Add words/sayings to the local lexicon and see how long it takes ’til we hear someone use it unprompted. Funny what we do to amuse ourselves.

  3. Arkenaten says:

    ”’It has a pleasant, woody feel.”
    Not the type of word one would use with a pleasant woody, methinks.

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