Origin of nonchalantFrench from non (L non), not + chaloir, to care for from Classical Latin calere, to be warm or ardent: see calorie
A nonchalant couple.
The definition of nonchalant is not showing interest.
An example of nonchalant is the response "whatever."
Casually unconcerned or indifferent. See Synonyms at cool.
Origin of nonchalantFrench from Old French present participle of nonchaloir to be unconcerned non- non- chaloir to cause concern to ( from Latin calēre to be warm, heat up ; see kelə-1 in Indo-European roots.)
(comparative more nonchalant, superlative most nonchalant)
- Have you been too nonchalant about your own legacy?
- The animals had a nonchalant air of "What are you doing here, humans?" about them.
- The nonchalant reply of Miller was a simple "yeah."
- The communities in the locality were in lockdown after Straffen's almost nonchalant escape and his presumed murder of Linda Bowyer.
- The nonchalant attitude by the police to the bus burning has got a few people in Ramsay Street talking.