Meaning of NONCHALANT in English


— nonchalantly , adv.

/non'sheuh lahnt", non"sheuh lahnt', -leuhnt/ , adj.

coolly unconcerned, indifferent, or unexcited; casual: His nonchalant manner infuriated me.

[ 1725-35; nonchalant, prp. of obs. nonchaloir to lack warmth (of heart), be indifferent, equiv. to non- NON- + chaloir calere to be warm. See -ANT ]

Syn . cool, calm, collected, composed.

Ant . excitable.

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .