from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Casual lack of concern: "The contemptuous nonchalance of her trailed hand irritated him” ( Elizabeth Bowen).

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  • n. indifference; carelessness; coolness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Indifference; carelessness; coolness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Coolness; indifference; unconcern: as, he heard of his loss with great nonchalance.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the trait of remaining calm and seeming not to care; a casual lack of concern


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From French nonchalance. See nonchalant.



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  • When you say this word you automatically have to say it in a nonchalant way because of the way it's pronounced. Even your mouth barely moves.

    May 24, 2009