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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French pococurante, itself - from Pococurante, a nonchalant Venetian senator in Candide, coined by Voltaire based on Italian poco (little) + curante (caring).

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pococurante (comparative more pococurante, superlative most pococurante)

  1. Apathetic, indifferent or nonchalant.
    • 1909, Ward A. W., Prothero G. W., Leathes Stanley K.C.B., and Lord Acton, The Cambridge Modern History, Vol. VI, p. 20.
      The Treasury was entrusted to the pococurante capacity of Grafton, the Exchequer to the erratic genius of Charles Townshend.

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pococurante (plural pococurantes)

  1. An apathetic, indifferent or nonchalant person.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Coined based on Italian. See above.

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pococurante m, f (plural pococurantes)

  1. one who is apathetic

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