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BLASE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does blase mean? 

BLASE (adjective)
  The adjective BLASE has 3 senses:

1. very sophisticated especially because of surfeit; versed in the ways of the world
2. uninterested because of frequent exposure or indulgence
3. nonchalantly unconcerned

  Familiarity information: BLASE used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


BLASE (adjective)


Sense 1blase [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Very sophisticated especially because of surfeit; versed in the ways of the world

Synonyms:

blase; worldly

Context examples:

the blase traveler refers to the ocean he has crossed as 'the pond' / the benefits of his worldly wisdom

Similar:

sophisticated (having or appealing to those having worldly knowledge and refinement and savoir-faire)


Sense 2blase [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Uninterested because of frequent exposure or indulgence

Synonyms:

blase; bored

Context examples:

his blase indifference / a petulant blase air / the bored gaze of the successful film star

Similar:

uninterested (not having or showing interest)


Sense 3blase [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Nonchalantly unconcerned

Context example:

a blase attitude about housecleaning

Similar:

unconcerned (lacking in interest or care or feeling)


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