What does the word nonchalance mean?

Usage examples for nonchalance

  1. Through all these battles our men were magnificent- not demi- gods, nor saints with a passion for martyrdom, nor heroes of melodrama facing death with breezy nonchalance while they read sweet letters from blue- eyed girls, but grim in attack and stubborn in defence, getting on with the job- a damned ugly job- as far as the spirit could pull the body and control the nerves. – From Bapaume to Passchendaele, 1917 by Philip Gibbs
  2. Although advancing towards the interview, with all the nonchalance he was capable of assuming, he was at the same time trembling with apprehension as to the result. – The White Gauntlet by Mayne Reid
  3. Geissler listened to all this with the greatest nonchalance. – Growth of the Soil by Knut Hamsun