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nonchalant

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of nonchalant

  1. having or showing a lack of interest or concern you shouldn't be so nonchalant about something that is so important to your parents Synonyms of nonchalant apathetic, casual, complacent, disinterested, incurious, insensible, insouciant, indifferent, perfunctory, pococurante, unconcerned, uncurious, uninterestedWords Related to nonchalant halfhearted, lukewarm, tepid; aloof, cold, numb, remote, unemotional; callous, hard-hearted, insensitive, unfeeling; calm, cool, detached, dispassionate; careless, heedless, mindless; impassive, impervious, phlegmatic, stoic (or stoical), stolid; lethargic, listless; unimpressedNear Antonyms of nonchalant attentive, aware, conscientious, heedful, mindful; caring, sensitive, warmhearted; ardent, fervent, keen, passionate, warm, zealousAntonyms of nonchalant concerned, interested

Synonym Discussion of nonchalant

cool, composed, collected, unruffled, imperturbable, nonchalant mean free from agitation or excitement. cool may imply calmness, deliberateness, or dispassionateness.
    • kept a cool head
composed implies freedom from agitation as a result of self-discipline or a sedate disposition.
    • the composed pianist gave a flawless concert
collected implies a concentration of mind that eliminates distractions especially in moments of crisis.
    • the nurse stayed calm and collected
unruffled suggests apparent serenity and poise in the face of setbacks or in the midst of excitement.
    • harried but unruffled
imperturbable implies coolness or assurance even under severe provocation.
    • the speaker remained imperturbable despite the heckling
nonchalant stresses an easy coolness of manner or casualness that suggests indifference or unconcern.
    • a nonchalant driver


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