from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The character, disposition, or habits of a pococurante; extreme indifference, apathy, or carelessness; inaccuracy.

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

  • noun rare Carelessness; apathy; indifference.

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

  • noun Nonchalance, indifference.


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From pococurante.


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  • It is queer the fantastic things that quite good people will do in order to keep up their appearance of calm pococurantism.

    The Good Soldier Ford Madox Ford 1906

  • Society divides naturally into classes, diletantism and pococurantism dawdling luxuriously here, labor at hand-grip with Destiny there.

    The Complete Works of Brann the Iconoclast, Volume 10 1905

  • His pleasing form was only the seductive veil of immorality and pococurantism.

    The Life and Works of Friedrich Schiller Calvin Thomas 1886

  • However modern, Cecily, it was clear, had caught nothing of the disease of pococurantism.

    The Emancipated George Gissing 1880

  • He was reckless to the uttermost stretch of recklessness, all serene and quiet though his pococurantism and his daily manner were; and while subdued to the undeviating monotone and languor of his peculiar set in all his temper and habits, the natural dare-devil in him took out its inborn instincts in a wildly careless and gamester-like imprudence with that most touchy tempered and inconsistent of all coquettes -- Fortune.

    Under Two Flags 1839-1908 Ouida 1873

  • Herbert himself sat throned like an Epicurean god in the pure halo of cultivated pococurantism.

    Philistia Grant Allen 1873


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