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nonchalant

adjective     /ˈnɒn.ʃəl.ənt/ US  /ˌnɑːn.ʃəˈlɑːnt/
behaving in a calm manner , often in a way that suggests you are not interested or do not care : a nonchalant manner / shrug Lacking interest and enthusiasmUnwilling and reluctantNot showing or feeling emotions nonchalance     /ˈnɒn.ʃəl.əns/ US  /ˌnɑːn.ʃəˈlɑːns/ noun [U] Lacking interest and enthusiasmUnwilling and reluctantNot showing or feeling emotions nonchalantly     /-li/ adverb Lacking interest and enthusiasmUnwilling and reluctantNot showing or feeling emotions
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