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nonchalantadjective

uk   /ˈnɒn.ʃəl.ənt/  us   /ˌnɑːn.ʃəˈlɑːnt/
nonchalance
noun [U] uk   /ˈnɒn.ʃəl.əns/  us   /ˌnɑːn.ʃəˈlɑːns/
nonchalantly
adverb uk   us   /-li/
(Definition of nonchalant from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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nonchalantadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˌnɑn·ʃəˈlɑnt/
behaving in a ​calmmanner, ​showing that you are not ​worried or ​frightened: She ​waited her ​turn to ​audition, ​trying to ​look nonchalant.
nonchalance
noun [U]  us   /ˌnɑn·ʃəˈlɑns/
nonchalantly
adverb [not gradable]  us   /ˌnɑn·ʃəˈlɑnt·li/
Once on a ​safari Charles ​found 14 ​femalelionswalking nonchalantly ​across an ​openfield.
(Definition of nonchalant from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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