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 Dictionary entry overview: What does nonchalantly mean? 

  The adverb NONCHALANTLY has 2 senses:

1. in a composed and unconcerned manner
2. in an unconcerned manner

  Familiarity information: NONCHALANTLY used as an adverb is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1nonchalantly [BACK TO TOP]


In a composed and unconcerned manner


coolly; nervelessly; nonchalantly

Context example:

without more ado Barker borrowed a knife from his brigade Major and honed it on a carborundum stone as coolly as a butcher


nonchalant (marked by blithe unconcern)

Sense 2nonchalantly [BACK TO TOP]


In an unconcerned manner


casually; nonchalantly

Context example:

glanced casually at the headlines


nonchalant (marked by blithe unconcern)

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