Definition for nonchalant
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My son’s nonchalant response to my coming out was one of the greatest gifts I’ve ever received.

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Their physical presence speaks to our aesthetic biases and nonchalant insults.

These nonchalant brutalities seem at first at odds with the genteel decorum that mostly cloaks late-19th century culture.

On video, Raymond Santana was smug, boastful, and nonchalant by turns, vividly reenacting who did what during the rape.

I so wanted to seem brave and nonchalant, but my hands began to shake and my heart accelerated.

The Democrats need to be similarly nonchalant about this one.

An extreme close-up of Man Ray snapped in profile (1968) hangs opposite a nonchalant-looking Andy Warhol (1965).

Palmer is out of town, and Lovegrove and Matthews appear wonderfully nonchalant.

Algernon's words could not be objected to, but the tone in which they were uttered was completely nonchalant.

And, indeed, his countenance brightened at once, and he took a chair opposite to Minnie with all his old nonchalant gaiety.

"It seems they've spotted us," said Arcot in a voice he tried to make nonchalant.

To this Bobby returned ostentatious yawns of boredom and nonchalant lollings, for it seemed a small matter to be so fashed about.


On this page you'll find 94 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to nonchalant, such as: aloof, apathetic, casual, detached, dispassionate, and effortless.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.