Antonyms for nonchalant

Grammar : Adj
Spell : non-shuh-lahnt, non-shuh-lahnt, -luhnt
Phonetic Transcription : ˌnɒn ʃəˈlɑnt, ˈnɒn ʃəˌlɑnt, -lənt

Definition of nonchalant

Origin :
  • 1734, from French nonchalant, present participle of nonchaloir "be indifferent to, have no concern for" (13c.), from non- "not" (see non-) + chaloir "have concern for," ultimately from Latin calere "be hot" (see calorie). French chaland "customer, client" is of the same origin. Related: Nonchalantly.
  • adj easygoing, laid back
Example sentences :
  • The doctor's manner, quick and nonchalant, evidently aggravated his patient.
  • Extract from : « The Slave Of The Lamp » by Henry Seton Merriman
  • But the old hero had been nonchalant and calm about the whole thing.
  • Extract from : « Acid Bath » by Vaseleos Garson
  • This other's nonchalant strength of decision allured her uncertainty.
  • Extract from : « The Flying Mercury » by Eleanor M. Ingram
  • Blunt had calmed down suddenly and assumed a nonchalant pose.
  • Extract from : « The Arrow of Gold » by Joseph Conrad
  • Then he turned a nonchalant glance towards McVeigh, and waited.
  • Extract from : « The Bondwoman » by Marah Ellis Ryan
  • The mediums are so nonchalant while causing these marvels that they fail to convince.
  • Extract from : « The Tyranny of the Dark » by Hamlin Garland
  • Dennison, not Cunningham, should have acted the debonair, the nonchalant.
  • Extract from : « The Pagan Madonna » by Harold MacGrath
  • “Deny it if you will,” answered my friend, with a nonchalant air.
  • Extract from : « The Seven Secrets » by William Le Queux
  • That town was thronged with nonchalant women and blue-clad poilus.
  • Extract from : « Some Naval Yarns » by Mordaunt Hall
  • There was a restlessness, too, which gave the lie to his nonchalant manner.
  • Extract from : « The Motor Pirate » by George Sidney Paternoster

Synonyms for nonchalant

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