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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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"
بِعَدَم اهْتِمام، بِدون شُعور


[ˈnɒnʃələntlɪ] ADV (= casually) → con aire despreocupado; (= with indifference) → con indiferencia


[ˈnɒnʃələntli] adv (= casually) → nonchalamment, avec nonchalancenon-commissioned [ˌnɒnkəˈmɪʃənd] noncommissioned (US) adj
non-commissioned officer → sous-officier m


[ˈnɒnʃləntlɪ] advcon disinvoltura, con indifferenza


(ˈnonʃələnt) , ((American) nonʃəˈlont) adjective
feeling or showing no excitement, fear or other emotion.
ˈnonchalantly adverb
ˈnonchalance noun
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.
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.
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 -
Salas nonchalantly responds that yes, he'll get in trouble, but he doesn't care anymore.
Jhagra, also a member of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) was giving away degrees to the students when Syed Nabi Shah declined to take his degree on his turn and left the convocation hall nonchalantly.
As always in these situations I got up quickly, brushed myself down and nonchalantly walked away as if it was an everyday occurrence that nobody had noticed.
In 1967 when she overtook Mike McNamara in a trial on her way to setting a record, she nonchalantly offered him a Liquorice Allsort.