n. indifference; lack of concern; composure
Cool, calm, and collected under fire, James Bond shows remarkable nonchalance in the face of danger.
Sentence in Classic:
With an air of nonchalance which, under the circumstances, seemed to me to border upon affectation, he lounged up and down the pavement, and gazed vacantly at the ground, the sky, the opposite houses and the line of railings.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
He treated his Serene Highness with a somewhat affected nonchalance intended to show that, as a highly trained military man, he left it to Russians to make an idol of this useless old man, but that he knew whom he was dealing with.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy Context
His face was positively transformed when he talked to her; it took a bright, almost kind expression, and his habitual nonchalance was replaced by a sort of jesting attentiveness.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev Context
At first it had annoyed her and she had tried to break down that nonchalance but soon she had come to accept it as a very convenient thing.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
There had been nonchalance in his tone, showing her that he felt no absolute grief at a consummation which to her was a positive horror.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy Context