- coolly unconcerned, indifferent, or unexcited; casual: His nonchalant manner infuriated me.
Origin of nonchalant
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Examples from the Web for nonchalantly
As the years passed, I envied women who nonchalantly mentioned their periods as nothing more than a minor irritation.
Then, handing me back my iPad, he said nonchalantly in a really good mock-English accent, “Sorry, chap, my dance card is full.”Bulletin From The Front
Rabbi Daniel Landes
April 9, 2013
He landed on a Daily Double, bid $18,000, got it right, and nonchalantly scrawled a final Jeopardy!Teen ‘Jeopardy!’ Champ Leonard Cooper on His Big $75,000 Win
February 19, 2013
She nonchalantly drops trow, and three or so of us stare at the pattern of her pubic hair.I Am an Accidental Pornographer
September 30, 2011
“Oh, I have plenty,” she says nonchalantly, shrugging and waving her arms.GOP's New Foreign Affairs Chair Ready to Play Hardball
February 20, 2011
He took one, and placed it nonchalantly in his waistcoat pocket, as he had seen the others do.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
"Well, Baker," said Burr nonchalantly, nodding to his former assistant.
"I know more about Miss Doris Leighton than you think," she said, nonchalantly.Miss Pat at School
Nonchalantly he turned the letter face downward and went on with the meal.The Lure of the Mask
Nonchalantly, the fat man dug them out and handed them over.The Colors of Space
Marion Zimmer Bradley
- casually unconcerned or indifferent; uninvolved
Word Origin and History for nonchalantly
1734, from French nonchalant, present participle of nonchaloir "be indifferent to, have no concern for" (13c.), from non- "not" (see non-) + chaloir "have concern for," ultimately from Latin calere "be hot" (see calorie). French chaland "customer, client" is of the same origin. Related: Nonchalantly.