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ˌnɒn ʃəˈlɑnt, ˈnɒn ʃəˌlɑnt, -ləntnon·cha·lant

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. casual, insouciant, nonchalantadjective

    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. nonchalantadjective

    Casually calm and relaxed.

    We handled the whole frenetic situation with a nonchalant attitude.

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

  2. nonchalantadjective

    Indifferent; unconcerned; behaving as if detached.

    He is far too nonchalant about such a serious matter.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nonchalantadjective

    indifferent; careless; cool

    Etymology: [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

Examples of nonchalant in a Sentence

  1. Blake Larsen:

    We feel that that shows she was in a mental health crisis even though she looks nonchalant walking in and out of the hotel, she seemed to be at the hotel for two hours-plus. It was concerning.

  2. Ahmad Tibi:

    You can be a critic, you can have reservations, you can be angry at Arab parties or Arab [ministers], but to be nonchalant and to sit aside is not the solution.

  3. 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.

  4. Sabrina Mitchell:

    I am very frustrated with the way The President handled the virus, i feel like the way The President acted kind of instilled everyone's current attitudes about it -- very nonchalant about it.

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