nonchalant

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French nonchalant, from Old French nonchaloir ‎(to not be concerned), from non- ‎(not) + chaloir ‎(to have concern for), from Latin non 'not' + calere 'to be warm'

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

nonchalant ‎(comparative more nonchalant, superlative most nonchalant)

  1. Casually calm and relaxed.
    We handled the whole frenetic situation with a nonchalant attitude.
  2. Indifferent; unconcerned; behaving as if detached.
    He is far too nonchalant about such a serious matter.

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French nonchalant.

Adjective[edit]

nonchalant ‎(neuter nonchalant, definite and plural nonchalante)

  1. nonchalant, offhand

Adverb[edit]

nonchalant

  1. nonchalantly, offhandedly

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French nonchalance, from Old French nonchaloir, from Latin non 'not' + calere 'to be warm'

Pronunciation[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

nonchalant ‎(comparative nonchalanter, superlative nonchalantst)

  1. careless, showing no interest or effort

Declension[edit]

Inflection of nonchalant
uninflected nonchalant
inflected nonchalante
comparative nonchalanter
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial nonchalant nonchalanter het nonchalantst
het nonchalantste
indefinite m./f. sing. nonchalante nonchalantere nonchalantste
n. sing. nonchalant nonchalanter nonchalantste
plural nonchalante nonchalantere nonchalantste
definite nonchalante nonchalantere nonchalantste
partitive nonchalants nonchalanters

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Present participle of Old French nonchaloir ‎(to have no importance), from Latin non 'not' + calere 'to be warm'.

Adjective[edit]

nonchalant m (feminine singular nonchalante, masculine plural nonchalants, feminine plural nonchalantes)

  1. Marked by a lack of vivacity, vigour, liveliness; slow-moving; indolent.
  2. Cool, relaxed

Usage notes[edit]

  • Although French nonchalant is usually appropriate where the English one is used, its meaning is different.

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French nonchalant, from Old French nonchaloir, from Latin non 'not' + calere 'to be warm'

Adjective[edit]

nonchalant ‎(comparative nonchalanter, superlative am nonchalantesten)

  1. nonchalant

Declension[edit]

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