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Related to nonchalantly: gallantly, roguishly


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.
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Adv.1.nonchalantly - in a composed and unconcerned manner; "without more ado Barker borrowed a knife from his brigade Major and honed it on a carborundum stone as coolly as a butcher"
2.nonchalantly - in an unconcerned manner; "glanced casually at the headlines"
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بِعَدَم اهْتِمام، بِدون شُعور


[ˈnɒnʃələntlɪ] ADV (= casually) → con aire despreocupado; (= with indifference) → con indiferencia
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005


[ˈnɒnʃələntli] adv (= casually) → nonchalamment, avec nonchalancenon-commissioned [ˌnɒnkəˈmɪʃənd] noncommissioned (US) adj
non-commissioned officer → sous-officier m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005


[ˈnɒnʃləntlɪ] advcon disinvoltura, con indifferenza
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995


(ˈnonʃələnt) , ((American) nonʃəˈlont) adjective
feeling or showing no excitement, fear or other emotion.
ˈnonchalantly adverb
ˈnonchalance noun
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
References in classic literature ?
Trent took his own cards up, looked at them nonchalantly, and helped himself to one card.
Wolzogen, nonchalantly stretching his legs, approached Kutuzov with a half-contemptuous smile on his lips, scarcely touching the peak of his cap.
Their movements hung on his lips; they read their thoughts in his eyes; he murmured to them nonchalantly of life and death, and they accepted his words humbly, like gifts of fate.
Beebe smiled nonchalantly. He had made a gentle effort to introduce the Emersons into Bertolini society, and the effort had failed.
Many times, in the course of the day, alertly and nonchalantly, almost with a quizzical knowingness, Jerry cocked his head at the mainsail when it made sudden swooping movements or slacked and tautened its crashing sheet-gear.
Even as he sped through the branches of the trees, with the same ease that you or I might take out a pocket handkerchief as we strolled nonchalantly down a lazy country lane, Tarzan of the Apes took the spear from its thong that it might be ready against any emergency.
You don't dare shoot me even then," and he deliberately turned his back full upon the sailor and walked nonchalantly away as if to put him to the test.
She accepted some flowers from Cutler, which were as tropical and expensive as his victories; and another sort of present from Sir Wilson Seymour, offered later on and more nonchalantly by that gentleman.
'You won't be wanting me for a while, I guess?' said Stuyvesant nonchalantly. 'Think I'll smoke a cigarette on the porch.'
There seemed to be something like peculiar em phasis on the words "My friend Hermann," which caused one of us (for we had just been speaking of heroism at sea) to say idly and nonchalantly:
Ere I permitted myself to request an explanation, I tied the string of Adele's pinafore, which happened to be loose: having helped her also to another bun and refilled her mug with milk, I said, nonchalantly -
"Can you imagine going into a shop where a woman witheringly looks you up and down and nonchalantly declares, 'We only have a large, and that won't fit you!' "That happened to me.