[ UK /nˈɒnʃələntli/ ]
[ US /ˈnɑnʃəˈɫɑntɫi/ ]
  1. in a composed and unconcerned manner
    without more ado Barker borrowed a knife from his brigade Major and honed it on a carborundum stone as coolly as a butcher
  2. in an unconcerned manner
    glanced casually at the headlines
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How To Use nonchalantly In A Sentence

  • When the rustlers spin round and glare at you, levelling their pistols in your direction, whistle nonchalantly.
  • Murphy stepped up to nonchalantly side-foot high past Heurelho Gomes's left with 11 minutes played. Evening Standard - Home
  • Later, eager to impress Mark in the pub, she foregoes her normal vodka-and-coke and nonchalantly orders a glass of wine.
  • Instead of launching it over the sightscreen, he could only hit a skimming drive that the bowler snaffled nonchalantly. Times, Sunday Times
  • It occurs when Chan nonchalantly eases himself down a brick wall, bracing his legs against a convenient palm tree.
  • The way they are carrying on there in our office, as they nonchalantly prepare their lunches of sopas or dried instant pasta bought from the nearest Colosso superette, turns into an exercise in applied linguistics. After All, This Is Mexico
  • Their die-straight tunnels pierce the most awesome rock barriers nonchalantly.
  • ‘Yeah, I had physics, chemistry, biology, maths and general studies,’ he fires them off nonchalantly.
  • Four British soldiers mooch nonchalantly with rifles on the shoreline as the mast of a German ship flails over just three metres away.
  • I shrugged nonchalantly and our breakfast was eaten in silence.
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