Monday, May 16, 2011
insouciant [ɪnˈsusiənt] a.
1.) Careless, indifferent, unconcerned.
Etymology: French : in-, not (from Old French) + souciant, present participle of soucier, to trouble (from Old French, from Vulgar Latin sollicitare, to vex).
"Of all vulgar modes of escaping from the consideration of the effect of social and moral influences on the human mind, the most vulgar is that of attributing the diversities of conduct and character to inherent natural differences. What race would not be indolent and insouciant when things are so arranged, that they derive no advantage from forethought or exertion?" (Principles of Political Economy, John Stuart Mill, 1848).
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