Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Indifference; carelessness; coolness.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun indifference; carelessness; coolness.

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

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

Etymologies

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From French nonchalance. See nonchalant.

Examples

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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