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Origin of nonchalant
Examples from the Web for nonchalant
These nonchalant brutalities seem at first at odds with the genteel decorum that mostly cloaks late-19th century culture.
On video, Raymond Santana was smug, boastful, and nonchalant by turns, vividly reenacting who did what during the rape.
I so wanted to seem brave and nonchalant, but my hands began to shake and my heart accelerated.
The way he talked about it was so nonchalant, and then it was the most awkward first date in the world.‘Saturday Night Live’ Star Bobby Moynihan Is the ‘Chozen’ One|Kevin Fallon|January 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Some aide fretted to Tamiroff that this meant big trouble, but the boss was nonchalant.
Thirty feet from the door he slowed up, put on a nonchalant air, and strolling in, looked about for Castile soap.The Financier|Theodore Dreiser
He sat opposite to me, and lit a cigarette in his old, nonchalant manner.The Return of Sherlock Holmes|Arthur Conan Doyle
Another reason for Michael's nonchalant happiness was his normality.Sinister Street, vol. 1|Compton Mackenzie
"We ought to have told our carriage to wait,89 Jim," said the chief engineer, with nonchalant humor.Frontier Boys in Frisco|Wyn Roosevelt
After that angry outburst, the fountains of his sorrow seemed to dry up and he became more the old, nonchalant Louis whom I knew.Lords of the North|A. C. Laut
Word Origin for nonchalant
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.