[non-shuh-lahns, non-shuh-lahns, -luh ns] /ˌnɒn ʃəˈlɑns, ˈnɒn ʃəˌlɑns, -ləns/
the state or quality of being nonchalant; cool indifference or lack of concern; casualness.
1670–80; < French; see nonchalant, -ance
Example Sentences for nonchalance
It chose not to, adding a worry that anti-Semitism displays are being met with inexcusable nonchalance.
My nervous attempt at nonchalance was obviously insufficient.
The validity of entire chapters in history are denied with chilling nonchalance.
What is even more astounding is the nonchalance of the clients.
The government must provide education to those deprived so far threated with nonchalance.
No doubt it was the nonchalance of the painter's style that prompted the conclusion.
On such occasions, he abandoned his studied nonchalance toward things military.
McCarthy is capable of charming nonchalance but has little occasion to display it here.
His demeanor off the court mirrors his calm and nonchalance on it.
Although a calm is welcome, nonchalance is not justified.
British Dictionary definitions for nonchalance
nonchalant (ˈnɒnʃələnt)
casually unconcerned or indifferent; uninvolved
[C18: from French, from nonchaloir to lack warmth, from non- + chaloir, from Latin calēre to be warm]

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Word Origin and History for nonchalance
1670s, from Fr. nonchalant, prp. of nonchaloir "be indifferent to, have no concern for" (13c.), from non- "not" + chaloir "have concern for," ultimately from L. calere "be hot" (see calorie). French chaland "customer, client" is of the same origin.
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