nonchalance nonchalance  /ˈnɑn ʃə ˈlɑns/


  • (n) the trait of remaining calm and seeming not to care; a casual lack of concern



  1. Paek describes the incidentnow part of his clan's lorewith jaded nonchalance.
  2. Waugh's comrades-in-arms were not favorably impressed by his nonchalance: they expected him to draw enemy bombs.
  3. His glee was unmistakable, and after the service, he did his best imitation of nonchalance, trying to get a better look.


  • A great dad -- and one sexy bird!

    I'll admit it, all these years I've secretly envied the way my husband seems to have this enigmatic nonchalance when it comes to his so-called plumage and sense of fashion.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Sentinel & Enterprise


  1. In an angry commentary on April 25, MSNBC's Keith Olbermann accused Rudolph Giuliani of using the language of Osama bin Laden with "the same chilling nonchalance of the madman" to argue that Republicans would keep Americans safer than Democrats...
    on May 6, 2007 By: Keith Olbermann Source: Forbes

  2. Romney says the acts of black marketeers trying to sell so-called loose nukes "should not be dismissed with the kind of nonchalance that accompanies routine violations of the law."
    on Apr 25, 2007 By: Mitt Romney Source: Washington Post

  3. "Mark will learn a lot from this Tour," Zabel said. "He learned to win very young, and easily.......... Now he is paying the price for a certain nonchalance, the feeling that everything will always come easily to him."
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Erik Zabel Source: Earthtimes

Word of the Day
tangible tangible
/ˈtæn dʒə bəl /