Definition of blasé in US English:



  • Unimpressed or indifferent to something because one has experienced or seen it so often before.

    ‘she was becoming quite blasé about the dangers’
    • ‘Firms with a blasé attitude to security could see system downtime caused as a result of software vulnerabilities.’
    • ‘As she speaks, fashionably blasé young workers sip on microbrews and eat pizza provided free on Friday afternoons.’
    • ‘Of course, I don't want them to be as blasé about climate change as we are, but the alternative is for these countries to stay in poverty for even longer.’
    • ‘The perception that has been transmitted is one of blasé indifference.’
    • ‘I was outraged by the blasé attitude of the programme manager for the environmental authority.’
    • ‘If she is not entirely blasé about the attention focused on her, then she certainly gives the impression she can handle it.’
    • ‘Composing myself, in my most blasé tone I casually asked the proprietor if he'd consider breaking up the set.’
    • ‘Now that he is 45, the superior bit seems to have died down, perhaps to be replaced with a certain blasé nature.’
    • ‘Clearly, adopting a blasé attitude toward house prices has taken many years to achieve.’
    • ‘All three men are blasé about the prospects of being burglarized.’
    • ‘He seems so blasé, that it makes me wonder whether these sorts of deals occur all the time.’
    • ‘I do not want to suggest that we can be blasé about individual protections, particularly in the face of large commercial interests.’
    • ‘She comes across as simultaneously caring, blasé, jaded and extremely vulnerable.’
    • ‘Am I a snob because the show leaves me unresponsive and blasé?’
    • ‘Remember how, by the fifth snow shower, you'd become completely blasé about those falling flakes as if they were the most normal thing in the world?’
    • ‘I had been complacent, even blasé, about someone who was really important to me.’
    • ‘Perhaps the funniest thing about the movie though is the blasé attitude it takes about what it takes to get a movie written.’
    • ‘My father was so ridiculously blasé about this whole episode that after getting out of the hospital he went out for ice cream.’
    • ‘Those who have a blasé approach to parking had better change their attitude or they could be hit very hard in their pockets.’
    • ‘By this time he had almost achieved the blasé attitude of someone who didn't really care; almost, but not quite.’
    indifferent to, unconcerned about, uncaring about, casual about, nonchalant about, offhand about, uninterested in, uninvolved in, uninvolved with, apathetic towards, unimpressed by, bored by, weary of, unmoved by, unresponsive to, lukewarm about, unenthusiastic about, phlegmatic about
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Early 19th century: French, past participle of blaser ‘cloy’, probably ultimately of Germanic origin.