Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Word of the Day...

This Word of the Day comes from the Norwalk (CT) Toastmasters via their new Area Governor, Peggy Jean.

The word is Insouciant which means: in a lighthearted, unconcerned manner: nonchalance.

Here is the entry from Merriam Webster online...

  • Main Entry: in·sou·ci·ance , noun, : lighthearted unconcern : nonchalance

  • Pronunciation: \in-ˈsü-sē-ən(t)s, aⁿ-süs-ˈyäⁿs\

  • Etymology: French, from in- + soucier to trouble, disturb, from Old French, from Latin sollicitare — more at solicit

  • Date: 1799

in·sou·ci·ant \in-ˈsü-sē-ənt, aⁿ-süs-yäⁿ\ adjective

in·sou·ci·ant·ly \in-ˈsü-sē-ənt-lē\ adverb

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