What does the word blase mean?

Usage examples for blase

  1. Did you ever hear of a wise man looking down upon the crown prince, and thinking more of the king, who is old, unnerved by his vices, and blase! – Marie Antoinette And Her Son by Louise Muhlbach Official
  2. Instead of blase, use surfeited, or wearied; for cortege use procession for couleur de rose, rose- color; for dejeuner, breakfast; for employe, employee; for en route, on the way; for entre nous, between ourselves; for fait accompli, an accomplished fact; for in toto, wholly, entirely; for penchant, inclination; for raison d'etre, reason for existence; for recherche, choice, refined; for role, part; for soiree dansante, an evening dancing party; for sub rosa, secretly, etc. – Slips of Speech by John H. Bechtel
  3. He had what Carley called the New York masculine face, blase and lined, with eyes that gleamed, yet had no fire. – The Call of the Canyon by Zane Grey
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