blase

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj blase nonchalantly unconcerned "a blase attitude about housecleaning"
    • adj blase uninterested because of frequent exposure or indulgence "his blase indifference","a petulant blase air","the bored gaze of the successful film star"
    • adj blase very sophisticated especially because of surfeit; versed in the ways of the world "the blase traveler refers to the ocean he has crossed as `the pond'","the benefits of his worldly wisdom"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Blasé Having the sensibilities deadened by excess or frequency of enjoyment; sated or surfeited with pleasure; uninterested because of frequent exposure or indulgence; used up.
    • Blasé uninterested and attaching little importance; -- of attitudes toward duties.
    • Blasé very sophisticated; versed in the ways of the world.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Blase bla-zā fatigued with pleasures, used up.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., p. p. of blaser,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. blaser.

Usage

In literature:

She sauntered over in a very blase fashion and held out her hand.
"Just Patty" by Jean Webster
He was beginning to take a certain blase pride in his luggage.
"The Lure of the Mask" by Harold MacGrath
I had visions of an extremely proper, blase young person moping about, and rather dreaded her.
"Elsie Marley, Honey" by Joslyn Gray
I'm rather blase of millionaires lately.
"Lady Betty Across the Water"
In spite of the brilliance of the scene, Hawkinson was as blase as ever.
"Where the Strange Trails Go Down" by E. Alexander Powell
He's getting blase, and at times very out of hand.
"Colorado Jim" by George Goodchild
The boys were soon on hand, each awaiting his turn eagerly, yet trying to seem blase.
"Two Years with the Natives in the Western Pacific" by Felix Speiser
One look at the strange pair, and even Gladys lost her air of blase indifference.
"The Hickory Limb" by Parker Fillmore
Was it merely the boredom of a blasee woman?
"East of the Shadows" by Mrs. Hubert Barclay
Radicalism and novel ideas arise just as much from blase, elderly cynics, who are tired of sane and sober conservatism.
"Writings in the United Amateur, 1915-1922" by Howard Phillips Lovecraft
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In poetry:

And then he thought: "I'll mercy show,
Since Hades is a dire place
To send a fellow to - and so
I'll blase up through the fireplace."
"Duello" by Robert W Service

In news:

Eric Winkelman, Blase Daugherty, Tommy Geders, John Geerling.
Deedee garcia blase, mike stauffer not a spoiler.
The usual danger for such a team is becoming blase about its achievements.
Stories: Special Sections: Frank De Blase .
Frank De Blase Apr 26, 2006.
Meet Frank De Blase (Day 1 Preview).
I'm Frank De Blase , and I'm the music writer at City Newspaper.
Danielia Cotton played the East & Chestnut Stage Saturday, June 23, as part of the 2012 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival PHOTO BY FRANK DE BLASE.
Fliers have become too blase about the marvels of seeing the world from 30,000 feet.
After all, Baer 's first job fresh out of Stanford Law School was at Blase, Valentine & Klein.
Photo taken by DeeDee Blase in Phoenix while watching Obama's re-election speech.
It is also known as St Blase day in Catholic rituals but it also had an important meaning back in the middle ages for those farmers who raised animals.
DeeDee Garcia Blase has a history of protesting Sheriff Arpaio at his own Catholic Church.
DeeDee Garcia Blase – 480-200-3748.
The Frank Sinatra/Dean Martin tribute show was part of Festa Italia in East Rochester June 9-10 PHOTO BY FRANK DE BLASE.
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In science:

Charlier, J.-C., Blase, X., Roche, S.: Electronic and transport properties of nanotubes, Rev.
Test of a Jastrow-type wavefunction for a trapped few-body system in one dimension
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