nonchalantly

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv nonchalantly in an unconcerned manner "glanced casually at the headlines"
    • adv nonchalantly in a composed and unconcerned manner "without more ado Barker borrowed a knife from his brigade Major and honed it on a carborundum stone as coolly as a butcher"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • adv Nonchalantly In a nonchalant, indifferent, or careless manner; coolly.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • nonchalantly In a nonchalant manner; with apparent coolness or unconcern; with indifference: as, to answer an accusation nonchalantly.
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Quotations

  • Francoise Sagan
    Francoise Sagan
    “Jazz music is an intensified feeling of nonchalance.”

Usage

In literature:

Perhaps also her gentle, unassuming manner was not an unpleasant change after the familiar nonchalance of the Pratts.
"Red Pottage" by Mary Cholmondeley
The nonchalance was all gone now.
"Fairy Tales Every Child Should Know" by Various
Habitues of the train affected nonchalance.
"Your United States" by Arnold Bennett
Instead she leaned nonchalantly against the wall and began braiding her hair.
"The Honorable Percival" by Alice Hegan Rice
During this he was smoking a cigar, and behaving himself in a careless nonchalant manner.
"A Source Book Of Australian History" by Compiled by Gwendolen H. Swinburne
I walked forward nonchalantly to see if anyone was out to observe me.
"Tramping on Life" by Harry Kemp
Osborn thought her strangely nonchalant, almost contemptuous.
"Married Life" by May Edginton
He retained his calm, nonchalantly doffing the new straw hat.
"Bunker Bean" by Harry Leon Wilson
He has big beliefs every few minutes a day, and he acts on them with nonchalance.
"Crowds" by Gerald Stanley Lee
Suppose that the Carolina trigger-finger slipped, as Hunter had nonchalantly admitted might happen: what then?
"Slippy McGee, Sometimes Known as the Butterfly Man" by Marie Conway Oemler
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In poetry:

But I smile back, in airy nonchalance,--
The more determined on my wayward quest,
As some bright memory a moment dawns
A morning in my breast--
"A Country Pathway" by James Whitcomb Riley
With measureless nonchalance and pride,
You take the humming bird's caress;
The brown melodious bee must bide
Your haughty, arrogant willfulness!
"The Tulip (Caveat regina)" by Maurice Thompson
How nonchalantly she wears her clothes,
How expensive they are as well!
And the sound of her voice is as soft and deep
As the Christ Church tenor bell.
"Lenten Thoughts Of A High Anglican" by Sir John Betjeman
Slim youth on the bathing beach,
Nonchalantly exposing your beauty
To the watery gaze of drowned females,
How little they dream
That you belong
Wholly to me, A slim youth!
"Narcissus" by Benjamin Musser
Strange is it not that, oft her Dolour cloaking
In hurried Puffs with Nonchalance provoking,
No woman reads that apodictic Ode
"How to be Happy Even Though You're Smoking?"
"The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám Jr." by Wallace Irwin
He uses powder on his face
And his handkerchiefs are trimmed with lace;
He loves to play progressive euchre
And spend his papa's hard-earned lucre.
He wears an air of nonchalance
And always takes in every dance.
"The Sissy Boy" by Edwin Carty Ranck

In news:

Park Slope Parents Trotting Tots to Baby Gap Audition Emit Aura of Careful Nonchalance.
I'll be just fine here in my bodacious funk, stress levels slowly simmering in nonchalance before the cataclysmic boiling point of panic froths all over my inner and proverbial creativity cook stove.
As the country's commercial and political hub, Montevideo follows its own, nonchalant pace.
Panicked Evacuations Mix With Nonchalance in Hurricane Sandy's Path.
Ruby Braff and His Buddies Controlled Nonchalance , Vol 2.
Sixteen Ruby Braff Arbors CDs ago, we got the first volume of Controlled Nonchalance .
Kobe Bryant nonchalant about Shaq's digs at Dwight Howard.
Despite the serious nature of the charge he faces, strip club manager Manny Varagiannis, of Olympic Gardens, seemed remarkably nonchalant during his brief appearance before federal magistrate Carl Hoffman last week.
Panicked Evacuations Mix With Nonchalance in Hurricane Sandy's Path.
"I just peed ," Handler, 36, says nonchalantly.
Some look alert, some nonchalant, a few terrified.
Billy Zoom sauntered nonchalantly onto the stage of the Majestic Ventura Theater on Sunday night, picked up his guitar, and beamed at the audience.
If there exists a realm in which the speed and edge of classic punk rock seamlessly and unironically meld with the nonchalant restraint of 1960s surf poppers like Dick Dale and his Del-tones, Orca Team has certainly found it.
Plain and simple, if I had this cat and he did something like and was so nonchalant about it, I'd find another home for him.
Somewhere is the mystic shadow nonchalantly referenced as my youth someone taught me a legal theory called "the Prudent Person Principle".
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