nonchalance

noun non·cha·lance \ ˌnän-shə-ˈlän(t)s ; ˌnän-shə-ˌlän(t)s , -lən(t)s \
|Updated on: 20 Jun 2018

Definition of nonchalance

: the quality or state of being nonchalant
  • She faced the crowd with the nonchalance of an experienced speaker.

Examples of nonchalance in a Sentence

  1. with their usual nonchalance they arrived at the wedding ceremony half an hour late

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First Known Use of nonchalance

1678

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NONCHALANCE Defined for Kids

nonchalance

noun non·cha·lance \ ˌnän-shə-ˈläns \

Definition of nonchalance for Students

: the state of being relaxed and free from concern or excitement


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