AskDefine | Define nonchalant

Dictionary Definition

nonchalant adj : marked by blithe unconcern; "an ability to interest casual students"; "showed a casual disregard for cold weather"; "an utterly insouciant financial policy"; "an elegantly insouciant manner"; "drove his car with nonchalant abandon"; "was polite in a teasing nonchalant manner" [syn: casual, insouciant]

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French, 'not being concerned'.



  1. Casually calm and relaxed.
    She handled the whole frenetic situation with a nonchalant attitude.
  2. Indifferent; unconcerned; behaving as if detached.
    He is far too nonchalant about such a serious matter.


Casually calm and relaxed
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