Definitions

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  • adv. In a nonchalant manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a nonchalant, indifferent, or careless manner; coolly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a nonchalant manner; with apparent coolness or unconcern; with indifference: as, to answer an accusation nonchalantly.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a composed and unconcerned manner
  • adv. in an unconcerned manner

Etymologies

nonchalant +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • It hopped off Sjostrom's stick and into the Ducks 'zone, but Beauchemin nonchalantly skated backward after it and Sjostrom took him by surprise before swooping in on Giguere and beating him low to the stick side.

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  • "Well, so long, fellows," he called nonchalantly over his shoulders, "I must be on my way."

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  • "Katie," Phoebe called nonchalantly, her posture casual, as she quickly walked to intercept them at the car.

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  • Vampire Weekend's "Oxford Comma," about grammatical and other nitpicking, used the word almost nonchalantly.

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  • With these labels nonchalantly thrown around, desensitization emerges, but what results is empowerment rather than apathy in the face of oppression.

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  • Lost, Cherry recalls nonchalantly pitching the leap to ABC Entertainment President

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  • I think what it is when people see me smiling and kind of nonchalantly getting answers or, or saying things.

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  • "People see me smiling and kind of nonchalantly giving answers," Brown said.

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  • My husband and I gave it up one day kind of nonchalantly to provide a different background for my kids.

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  • It was just kind of nonchalantly hanging out there as if it knew that the cars would have to stop for it.

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