#WOTD: Nonchalant

Hello, fellas!! How was your day?

Anyone working on a group project for school today?

For me, one of the biggest challenges during group project, aside of the task itself, lies on how to get everyone in the group involved.

It can be really annoying if the members of the group are acting nonchalant, giving no feedback, and lacking initiatives.

That kind of situation can lead to one or two persons taking care of everything.

So if you are a part of a group project right now, do make sure you get your own portion of the group work.

It can be in a form of compiling the materials, researching, or editing the group report.

Anyway, today we are going to talk about one of the words I used in some tweets before. It’s ‘nonchalant’.

Nonchalant (adj.), pronounced \nän-shə-ˈlänt; means being calm in a way that shows one doesn’t care or isn’t worried about anything

‘Nonchalant’ can also mean having or showing an air of indifference

Now let’s use ‘nonchalant’ in sentences.

E.g.: Looking at his nonchalant face, you will think that being promoted to manager doesn’t mean anything to him.

E.g.: He used to lose it whenever she threatened to end the relationship. Now, with his being suddenly nonchalant, she began to worry

‘Nonchalant’ also comes as a noun (‘nonchalance’) and can be used as adverb, too (‘nonchalantly’).

E.g.: For me, nonchalance works best for overly dramatic people. Give them the cold and silent treatment and they won’t bother you.

E.g.: When asked if he was going to quit smoking anytime soon, he shrugged nonchalantly and lit another one

Words synonymous to ‘nonchalant’ are apathetic, insensible, indifferent, perfunctory, unconcerned, uninterested, complacent, etc.

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That’s all for today! Have a good rest, everyone! Bye bye!!

Compiled by @alicesaraswati for @EnglishTips4U on Monday, 12 October, 2015


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