Example sentences for: insouciance

How can you use “insouciance” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • The electrophysiological signals in the brain that neurophysiologist Aina Puce (West Virginia University) described when we view simple movements is ultimately meant to explain how we identify with the subtle shrugging of shoulders that can transmute insouciance into insecurity.

  • No, Mailer thought, the next time he ran into Faulkner at a swanky literary party, he would return Faulkner's insult with his usual witty insouciance.

  • On the next page the Fugs (Ken Weaver, Ed Sanders, and Tuli Kupferberg) in all their hairy hippie insouciance, mimic Capote's pose.

  • The willowy Thurman looks great in her outfits, but it's ever more apparent that she isn't much of an actress--at least, not a trained one--and her attempts at insouciance are embarrassingly arch.

  • Gore is the "Eddie Haskell energizer bunny" while Bradley has the "insouciance of Dean Martin and the iciness of John Malkovich," says Margaret Carlson (CNN's Capital Gang ). Kate O'Beirne ( Capital Gang ) thinks Bradley's ideological similarity to Gore helps him, because the voters will focus on personal style rather than policy.


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