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nonchalant (adj.)

also non-chalant, "indifferent, unconcerned, careless, cool," 1734, from French nonchalant "careless, indifferent," present participle of nonchaloir "be indifferent to, have no concern for" (13c.), from non- "not" (see non-) + chaloir "have concern for," ultimately from Latin calere "be hot" (from PIE root *kele- (1) "warm"). French chaland "customer, client" is of the same origin. Related: Nonchalantly.

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Definitions of nonchalant from WordNet

nonchalant (adj.)
marked by blithe unconcern;
drove his car with nonchalant abandon
was polite in a teasing nonchalant manner
Synonyms: casual / insouciant
From wordnet.princeton.edu