Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Uninterested because of frequent exposure or indulgence.
  • adjective Unconcerned; nonchalant.
  • adjective Very sophisticated.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Exhausted by enjoyment, especially by sensuous pleasures; having the healthy energies exhausted; weary and disgusted with life.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Having the sensibilities deadened by excess or frequency of enjoyment; sated or surfeited with pleasure; uninterested because of frequent exposure or indulgence; used up.
  • adjective very sophisticated; versed in the ways of the world.
  • adjective uninterested and attaching little importance; -- of attitudes toward duties.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Unimpressed with something because of over-familiarity.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective very sophisticated especially because of surfeit; versed in the ways of the world
  • adjective nonchalantly unconcerned
  • adjective uninterested because of frequent exposure or indulgence

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French, from past participle of blaser, to cloy, from French dialectal, to be chronically hung over, probably from Middle Dutch blāsen, to blow up, swell; see bhlē- in Indo-European roots.]

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From French blasé

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