Pococurante
Pococurante Po`co*cu*ran"te, n. [It. poco curante caring little.] A careless person; a trifler. [R.] [1913 Webster]

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  • pococurante — index careless, casual, cold blooded, inactive, insusceptible (uncaring), lax, lifeless (dull) …   Law dictionary

  • pococurante — [pō΄kō ko͞o ran′tē, pō΄kōkyo͞oran′tē] adj. [It poco curante < poco (< L paucus, little: see FEW) + curante, prp. of curare, to care < L cura, care: see CURE] caring little; indifferent; apathetic n. an indifferent or apathetic person… …   English World dictionary

  • pococurante — 1. adjective /ˌpəʊ.kəʊ.kjʊəˈræn.ti,ˌpoʊ.koʊ.kjuːˈrɑːn.ti/ apathetic, indifferent or nonchalant The Treasury was entrusted to the pococurante capacity of Grafton, the Exchequer to the erratic genius of Charles Townshend. Syn: aloof, apathetic …   Wiktionary

  • pococurante — (po ko ku ran té) s. m. Celui qui ne se soucie de rien, qui n estime rien. Mot créé par Voltaire, qui en a fait un nom propre. •   On parle, dit Candide, du seigneur Pococurante qui demeure dans ce beau palais sur la Brenta, et qui reçoit assez… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • pococurante — adjective Etymology: Italian poco curante caring little Date: 1815 indifferent, nonchalant • pococurantism noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pococurante — pococurantism /poh koh koo ran tiz euhm, rahn , kyoo /, pococuranteism, n. /poh koh koo ran tee, rahn , kyoo /; It. /paw kaw kooh rddahn te/, n., pl. pococuranti / tee/, adj. n. 1. a careless or indifferent person. adj. 2. caring little;… …   Universalium

  • pococurante — adj. indifferent, apathetic, nonchalant (From Italian: poco curante which means caring little ) n. apathetic person, person who is indifferent, nonchalant person, easy go lucky person …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pococurante — adj caring little, indifferent, blase , apathetic, uninterested, incurious, uninquisitive; unconcerned, nonchalant, careless, insouciant; distant, aloof, removed, Laodicean; neutral, unaffected, untouched, unstirred, unmoved, impassive,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • pococurante — po·co·cu·ran·te …   English syllables

  • pococurante — po•co•cu•ran•te [[t]ˌpoʊ koʊ kʊˈræn ti, ˈrɑn , kyʊ [/t]] n. pl. ti [[t] ti[/t]] adj. 1) fot a careless or indifferent person 2) fot caring little; indifferent • Etymology: 1755–65; < It: lit., caring little. See poco, cure, ant …   From formal English to slang

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