non·​cha·​lant·​ly | \ ˌnän-shə-ˈlänt-lē How to pronounce nonchalantly (audio) ; ˈnän-shə-ˌlänt-, -lənt-\

Definition of nonchalantly

: in a nonchalant manner : in a casual way that shows a relaxed lack of concern or interest She nonchalantly glanced our way. He walked nonchalantly to his seat. According to its site, the center's outdoor summer programming organizers nonchalantly wondered in 2012 if an evening screening cat videos would attract any attention.— Kate Whittle

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1836, in the meaning defined above

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