insouciance

Ash101

Member
Northern Ireland, English
Can one use the word insouciant in the same sense as indifferent? ie:

He felt indifferent about the things she had said.
Il sentait insouciant par rapport aux choses qu'elle avait dit.

OR: Her indifference towards him was obvious.

Son insouciance envers lui était évident.

Thanks!
 
  • Nil-the-Frogg

    Senior Member
    Français (France)
    Can one use the word insouciant in the same sense as indifferent? ie:

    He felt indifferent about the things she had said.
    Il se sentait insouciant par rapport aux choses qu'elle avait dites.

    OR: Her indifference towards him was obvious.

    Son insouciance envers lui était évidente.

    Thanks!
    It's not necessarily equivalent although it can be. "insouciant" means "without worries" but is often used to say "careless" or "indifferent". And by the way, we do have the word "indifférent". ;)
     

    Ash101

    Member
    Northern Ireland, English
    oh yes i know about indifférent, just attempting to expand my vocabulary. Thanks for correcting my mistakes and for your help!
     
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