Sentence with Context:
There appear to be three types of pandemic parent: the insouciant, the paranoid and the contemplative. Some straddle all three. The insouciant needs to be begged to stop going to the pub, but also creates the best content: the dads dancing with their teenage daughters on TikTok, the mums of younger kids churning out funny tweets about home-schooling. In one TikTok video, a dad acts as a bouncer and a mum a bartender, having turned their garage into a nightclub for their son’s 21st birthday.
The fact is that the liberal baby-boomers were too insouciant about the nation-state and feelings of mutual obligation and belonging. Events, and voters’ responses to them, forced them to adjust.
Meaning: Showing a casual lack of concern
Nonchalant, Untroubled, Unworried, Unruffled, Unconcerned, Indifferent, Equanimous, Composed, Casual, Easy, Apathetic
Anxious, Concerned, Grave, Careful, Cautious, Wary, Careworn
Mnemonic (Memory Aid): How To Remember?
“Insouciant” can be remembered as “In + Soup + Ant“. Imagine an ant floating around in a bowl of soup with no care. It is just happy in a casual way. Nothing concerns it because it has food! Remember thus.
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