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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   /ˈnɒn.ʃəl.ənt.li/  us   /ˌnɑːn.ʃəˈlɑːnt.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 calm manner, 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 female lions walking nonchalantly across an open field.
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