Definition of nonchalance in English:



  • The state of being nonchalant.

    ‘an air of nonchalance’
    • ‘I, for one, should not be surprised by Rochford's nonchalance.’
    • ‘Nevertheless, playing the field required a certain nonchalance and confidence neither of which I appeared to be able to muster.’
    • ‘They can give a Saturday morning hangover at the coffee bar an air of elegant nonchalance.’
    • ‘His nonchalance and cool attitude towards her was really beginning to bug her in more ways than one.’
    • ‘The screen projections were cool, and the nonchalance of the band provided enough room to get into their music.’
    unconcern, lack of concern, indifference, heedlessness, relaxedness, calm, calmness, equanimity, coolness, composure, casualness, ease, easy-going attitude, airiness, carefreeness, frivolousness, carelessness
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