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nonchalant | nonchalantly | nonchalance

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Meaning
appearing calm or uninterested
  • How to Memorize
    • nonchalant - casual
  • Analysis

    The word ‘nonchalant’ expresses an air of easy unconcern or casualness that suggests indifference or unconcern, even if that is not genuinely felt. In a professional environment, nonchalance is negative, being associated with carelessness and a lack of effort. In a social context, it may be regarded as being cool or collected.

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  • Example(s)
    1. The politician’s nonchalant response to the crisis made the situation a lot worse than it needed to be.
    2. We’re trying to make an important deadline and Jenny is laughing and joking. Her nonchalance really annoys me!
    3. I expected Tom to be nervous when delivering his sales pitch, but he did it so nonchalantly you’d think he wasn’t the least bit concerned! 


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