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non·cha·lant

 (nŏn′shə-länt′)
adj.
Casually unconcerned or indifferent. See Synonyms at cool.

[French, from Old French, present participle of nonchaloir, to be unconcerned : non-, non- + chaloir, to cause concern to (from Latin calēre, to be warm, heat up; see kelə- in Indo-European roots).]

non′cha·lance′ (-läns′) n.
non′cha·lant′ly adv.

nonchalant

(ˈnɒnʃələnt)
adj
casually unconcerned or indifferent; uninvolved
[C18: from French, from nonchaloir to lack warmth, from non- + chaloir, from Latin calēre to be warm]
ˈnonchalance n
ˈnonchalantly adv

non•cha•lant

(ˌnɒn ʃəˈlɑnt, ˈnɒn ʃəˌlɑnt, -lənt)

adj.
coolly unconcerned; indifferent or unexcited.
[1725–35; < French nonchalant, present participle of obsolete nonchaloir to lack warmth (of heart), be indifferent =non- non- + chaloir < Latin calēre to be warm. See -ant]
non`cha•lant′ly, adv.

nonchalant

- Comes from French nonchaloir, "not heated," ultimately from Latin noncalere, "not warm or aroused."
See also related terms for warm.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.nonchalant - marked by blithe unconcernnonchalant - marked by blithe unconcern; "an ability to interest casual students"; "showed a casual disregard for cold weather"; "an utterly insouciant financial policy"; "an elegantly insouciant manner"; "drove his car with nonchalant abandon"; "was polite in a teasing nonchalant manner"
unconcerned - lacking in interest or care or feeling; "the average American...is unconcerned that his or her plight is the result of a complex of personal and economic and governmental actions...beyond the normal citizen's comprehension and control"; "blithely unconcerned about his friend's plight"

nonchalant

adjective indifferent, cool, calm, casual, detached, careless, laid-back (informal), airy, unconcerned, apathetic, dispassionate, unfazed (informal), unperturbed, blasé, offhand, unemotional, insouciant, imperturbable Denis tried unsuccessfully to look nonchalant and uninterested.
involved, concerned, caring, worried, anxious

nonchalant

adjective
Translations
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nonchalant

[ˈnɒnʃələnt] ADJ
1. (= casual) [person, attitude, manner] → despreocupado
I tried to look nonchalantintenté adoptar un aire despreocupado
she gave a nonchalant wave of her handagitó la mano con desenfado
2. (= indifferent) → indiferente
she was very nonchalant about itactuó como si no tuviera ninguna importancia para ella

nonchalant

[ˈnɒnʃələnt] adjnonchalant(e)

nonchalant

adj, nonchalantly

nonchalant

[ˈnɒnʃlənt] adjdisinvolto/a, indifferente, incurante

nonchalant

(ˈnonʃələnt) , ((American) nonʃəˈlont) adjective
feeling or showing no excitement, fear or other emotion.
ˈnonchalantly adverb
ˈnonchalance noun
References in classic literature ?
She couldn't cross them with any successful nonchalance.
He sat on a table in the Johnson home and dangled his checked legs with an enticing nonchalance.
He treated his Serene Highness with a somewhat affected nonchalance intended to show that, as a highly trained military man, he left it to Russians to make an idol of this useless old man, but that he knew whom he was dealing with.
Yet I could not but perceive that she was at times unhappy and dissatisfied with herself or her position, and truly I myself was not quite contented with the latter: this assumption of brotherly nonchalance was very hard to sustain, and I often felt myself a most confounded hypocrite with it all; I saw too, or rather I felt, that, in spite of herself, 'I was not indifferent to her,' as the novel heroes modestly express it, and while I thankfully enjoyed my present good fortune, I could not fail to wish and hope for something better in future; but, of course, I kept such dreams entirely to myself.
Sabin, though his eyes seemed everywhere, retained to the full extent that nonchalance of manner which all his life he had so assiduously cultivated.