Monday, March 15, 2010

word of the day :: insouciance

[in-soo-see-uhns; Fr. an-soo-syahns]

the quality of being insouciant; lack of care or concern; indifference

1790-1800; < F; see insouciant, -ance
"I have to confess that I had gambled on my soul and lost it with heroic insouciance and lightness of touch. The soul is so impalpable, so often useless, and sometimes such a nuisance, that I felt no more emotion on losing it than if, on a stroll, I had mislaid my visiting card."
 :: Charles Baudelaire ::
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