Derived from the French past participle dégager, to disengage, dégagé is an adjective synonymous with unconstrained, easy, and free. While someone with a blasé attitude may appear dégagé, it is only because s/he has overindulged in some pleasure. The truly dégagé person is like a cork in the lake, carelessly floating wherever the fates may desire.

Dé`ga`gé" (?), a. [F., p. p. of dégager to disengage. See De-, lst Gage, and cf. Disgage.]

Unconstrained; easy; free. Vanbrugh.

A graceful and dégagé manner.


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