What does nonchalant mean?

Definitions for nonchalantˌnɒn ʃəˈlɑnt, ˈnɒn ʃəˌlɑnt, -lənt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word nonchalant.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. casual, insouciant, 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"


  1. nonchalant(Adjective)

    Casually calm and relaxed.

    We handled the whole frenetic situation with a nonchalant attitude.

  2. nonchalant(Adjective)

    Indifferent; unconcerned; behaving as if detached.

    He is far too nonchalant about such a serious matter.

  3. Origin: From nonchalant, from nonchaloir, from non- + chaloir, from non 'not' + calere 'to be warm'

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nonchalant(adj)

    indifferent; careless; cool

  2. Origin: [F., fr. non not (L. non) + chaloir to concern one's self for, fr. L. calere to be warm, to be inflamed with desire, to be troubled. See Non-, and Caldron.]


  1. Nonchalant

    Nonchalant is an American female rapper, and songwriter from Washington, D.C. who was signed to MCA Records. Nonchalant is best known for her hit single "5 O'Clock", which peaked at #24 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and was eventually certified gold by the RIAA, for sales of over 500,000 copies. It peaked at #44 in the UK Singles Chart in June 1996. Her debut album, Until the Day, was released on March 26, 1996, and while it received positive reviews, it failed to match the success of its lead single, reaching #94 on the US Billboard 200. After her album ran its course, Nonchalant appeared on the song "Keep on Pushin'" from the Dangerous Ground soundtrack alongside fellow female rappers MC Lyte Yo-Yo and Bahamadia. She released a single entitled "Take It There" in 1998, but after it failed to catch on, she was dropped from MCA. Her last appearance was on the Half Baked soundtrack on the song entitled "Flyin'".

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of nonchalant in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of nonchalant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Yves Saint Laurent:

    I have often said that I wish I had invented blue jeans: the most spectacular, the most practical, the most relaxed and nonchalant. They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity - all I hope for in my clothes.

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