AskDefine | Define blase

Dictionary Definition

blase adj
1 very sophisticated especially because of surfeit; versed in the ways of the world; "the blase traveler refers to the ocean he has crossed as `the pond'"; "the benefits of his worldly wisdom" [syn: worldly]
2 uninterested because of frequent exposure or indulgence; "his blase indifference"; "a petulent blase air"; "the bored gaze of the successful film star" [syn: bored]
3 nonchalantly unconcerned; "a blase attitude about housecleaning"

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

French, from blaser 'cloy'.

Pronunciation

  • /blɑːzeɪ/

Adjective

  1. Unimpressed with something because of over-familiarity.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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