nonchalantly

adverb

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

Examples of nonchalantly in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Not to be outdone, the Gossip Girl alumna responded a few days later with a picture of herself, nonchalantly posed next to the Deadpool trailer Ryan had in his post. Stephanie Sengwe, Peoplemag, 14 Feb. 2024 In the milky blue below my Prestige stateroom balcony, two large Chrysaora jellyfish pulsed nonchalantly along the hull of Ponant's 466-foot Le Soléal. Kate Crockett, Condé Nast Traveler, 27 Dec. 2023 The dreamy, black-and-white footage continues with Crash nonchalantly chomping from an apple before a purchase exchange with the cashier (played by his pal, Ryan Richter). Marisa Sullivan, Peoplemag, 13 Oct. 2023 The footage shows skiers nonchalantly turning back and forth across a groomed trail when a bruin is seen loping across the slope on the left-hand side. Sage Marshall, Field & Stream, 14 Dec. 2023 Wearing a colorful sweater and a pair of Wellingtons, Annali nonchalantly led me and my driver, Elvis Hernández — who, having never seen the site, invited himself along — down a track to Cerro el Tigre. Tom Vanderbilt, Travel + Leisure, 2 Dec. 2023 The orange snack first entered the current fashion consciousness in the January issue of Vogue, where one Florence Pugh wore a decadent butter yellow Loewe dress while holding a singular Cheeto in her left hand, with the same ineffable cool as Kate Moss used to nonchalantly hold a cigarette. Laia Garcia-Furtado, Vogue, 29 Nov. 2023 As in Watch Night, two brothers circle each other at the center of Translations, one nonchalantly cynical and forward-looking, the other serious, earnest, and devoted to preserving a deep ancestral identity. Sara Holdren, Vulture, 8 Nov. 2023 As the 24-year-old singer nonchalantly listens to music in her headphones, lifts weights and rides an elevator, men who catcall, mansplain and take inappropriate photos are met with instant karma. Hannah Dailey, Billboard, 31 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1836, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonchalantly was in 1836

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“Nonchalantly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonchalantly. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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