nonchalance


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Synonyms for nonchalance

Synonyms for nonchalance

Synonyms for nonchalance

the trait of remaining calm and seeming not to care

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The nonchalance of the legs is the first lesson to be learnt in such a masquerade as this.
Yet I could not but perceive that she was at times unhappy and dissatisfied with herself or her position, and truly I myself was not quite contented with the latter: this assumption of brotherly nonchalance was very hard to sustain, and I often felt myself a most confounded hypocrite with it all; I saw too, or rather I felt, that, in spite of herself, 'I was not indifferent to her,' as the novel heroes modestly express it, and while I thankfully enjoyed my present good fortune, I could not fail to wish and hope for something better in future; but, of course, I kept such dreams entirely to myself.
The nonchalance of boys who are sure of a dinner, and would disdain as much as a lord to do or say aught to conciliate one, is the healthy attitude of human nature.
And Raffles was after him at an easy pace, and had himself almost reached the corner when my attention was distracted from the alert nonchalance of his gait.
Sabin, though his eyes seemed everywhere, retained to the full extent that nonchalance of manner which all his life he had so assiduously cultivated.
His manner was usually odd it is true, and I cer tainly did not pay much attention to it; but that sort of obscure intention, which seemed to lurk in his nonchalance like a wary old carp in a pond, had never before come so near the surface.
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.
Touching on the festering waste crisis, the lawmaker refused to hold the Minister of Environment responsible, but insisted that all the previous cabinets were to be blamed for handling the matter with utter nonchalance.
Zane Lowe loved debut single Parasite so much that he played it three times in the same show and NME have made it their track of the week, describing it as "break-break neck guitar and frenzied cymbals like e Strokes swapping their cool nonchalance for an intense 100mph workout.
Moscow, SANA- Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said the foreign interference in the affairs the Middle East countries and the nonchalance about the future of their people have caused extremism and terrorism to spread.
THE song title may imply a certain nonchalance but pop star Cheryl will be cracking open the champagne after becoming the first British female solo artist to have five number one singles.
He was a left–footed maestro on the field, conducting proceedings with a nonchalance that fans loved and opponents could only respect.
CANNOT agree with Pat Allan's nonchalance about Scotland cutting itself adrift from the UK (Letters, September 5).
SAT at a set of traffic lights in San Jose, I couldn't help notice the nonchalance of the driver alongside me.
SITTING at traffic lights in San Jose, I couldn't help notice the nonchalance of the driver alongside me.