Adjective "blase" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/ˈblɑːzeɪ/

Definitions and examples

adjective

Unimpressed with or indifferent to something because one has experienced or seen it so often before.
  1. 'She comes across as simultaneously caring, blasé, jaded and extremely vulnerable.'
  2. 'Those who have a blasé approach to parking had better change their attitude or they could be hit very hard in their pockets.'
  3. '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?'
  4. 'I do not want to suggest that we can be blasé about individual protections, particularly in the face of large commercial interests.'
  5. 'The perception that has been transmitted is one of blasé indifference.'
  6. '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.'
  7. 'Now that he is 45, the superior bit seems to have died down, perhaps to be replaced with a certain blasé nature.'
  8. 'As she speaks, fashionably blasé young workers sip on microbrews and eat pizza provided free on Friday afternoons.'
  9. 'If she is not entirely blasé about the attention focused on her, then she certainly gives the impression she can handle it.'
  10. 'Composing myself, in my most blasé tone I casually asked the proprietor if he'd consider breaking up the set.'

Definitions

1. indifferent to or bored with life; unimpressed, as or as if from an excess of worldly pleasures.

More examples(as adjective)

"watchers can be blase about prospects."

"people can be blase about workings."

"people can be blase about vistas."

"people can be blase about triumphs."

"people can be blase about dangers."

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Origin

(blasé)Early 19th century: French, past participle of blaser ‘cloy’, probably ultimately of Germanic origin.