foreign term Etymology: Italian studied nonchalance ; perfect conduct or performance of something (as an artistic endeavor) without apparent effort

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  • Sprezzatura — Sprezzatura, is a term that originates from Castiglione s The Book of the Courtier. It is defined as “a certain nonchalance, so as to conceal all art and make whatever one does or says appear to be without effort and almost without any thought… …   Wikipedia

  • sprezzatura — [spret΄tsä too′rä] n. 〚It〛 effortlessness or ease, esp. in art or literature; careless grace; nonchalance * * * …   Universalium

  • sprezzatura — [spret΄tsä too′rä] n. [It] effortlessness or ease, esp. in art or literature; careless grace; nonchalance …   English World dictionary

  • Sprezzatura — Der Begriff Sprezzatura wurde von Baldassare Castiglione als Fähigkeit beschrieben, auch anstrengende Taten leicht und mühelos erscheinen zu lassen. In seinem berühmten Buch Libro del Cortegiano (deutsch Das Buch vom Höfling) beschreibt er die… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Sprezzatura — Este artículo está huérfano, pues pocos o ningún artículo enlazan aquí. Por favor, introduce enlaces hacia esta página desde otros artículos relacionados …   Wikipedia Español

  • Sprezzatura — Faire preuve de sprezzatura (nonchalance) est, selon Baldassare Castiglione dans Le Livre du courtisan (Il Libro del Cortegiano, 1528), une des vertus essentielles de l homme de cour. Il s agit pour Castiglione « de fuir le plus que l on… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • sprezzatura — noun The art of performing a difficult task so gracefully, that it looks effortless. have found quite a universal rule which in this matter seems to me valid above all others, and in all human affairs whether in word or deed: and that is to avoid …   Wiktionary

  • sprezzatura — sprez·za·tù·ra s.f. BU 1. l essere sprezzante 2. estens., atteggiamento di voluta e ostentata negligenza, proprio di chi si sente molto abile nel fare qcs.; voluta trascuratezza | ciò in cui tale negligenza si manifesta: sprezzatura di stile… …   Dizionario italiano

  • sprezzatura — pl.f. sprezzature …   Dizionario dei sinonimi e contrari

  • sprezzatura — [ˌsprɛtsə t(j)ʊərə] noun studied carelessness, especially in art or literature. Origin from Ital …   English new terms dictionary

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