nonchalant
[ non-shuh-lahnt ]
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Part of Speech adjective
Origin + Etymology
Mid-18th century; from the French, literally "not being concerned," from the verb nonchaloir
Synonyms
  • aloof apathetic casual detached effortless
Antonyms
  • caring concerned
Definition
coolly unconcerned, indifferent, or unexcited; casual
Example
A) He tried to project a nonchalant attitude but his nerves constantly got in the way. B) Her nonchalant personality made her quite popular with her coworkers.
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