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 for nonchalant
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Nonchalant \Non`cha`lant"\, a. [F., fr. non not (L. non) +
     chaloir to concern one's self for, fr. L. calere to be warm,
     to be inflamed with desire, to be troubled. See Non-, and
     Indifferent; careless; cool.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: marked by blithe unconcern; "an ability to interest
             casual students"; "showed a casual disregard for cold
             weather"; "an utterly insouciant financial policy"; "an
             elegantly insouciant manner"; "drove his car with
             nonchalant abandon"; "was polite in a teasing nonchalant
             manner" [syn: casual, insouciant, nonchalant]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  92 Moby Thesaurus words for "nonchalant":
     Laodicean, Olympian, aloof, apathetic, at ease, ataractic,
     benumbed, blah, blase, calm, careless, casual, cheerful, collected,
     comatose, composed, cool, degage, desensitized, detached,
     devil-may-care, disinterested, dispassionate, disregardful,
     distant, dull, easy, easygoing, effortless, free and easy, glad,
     happy-go-lucky, heartless, hebetudinous, heedless, hopeless,
     imperturbable, in a stupor, inattentive, incurious, indifferent,
     inexcitable, insouciant, lackadaisical, languid, lethargic, light,
     lighthearted, listless, mindless, negligent, numb, numbed, offhand,
     passive, perfunctory, phlegmatic, pluckless, pococurante, reckless,
     regardless, relaxed, resigned, slack, sluggish, smooth, soporific,
     spiritless, spunkless, stoic, stupefied, supine, together, torpid,
     turned-off, unanxious, uncaring, unconcerned, undiscriminating,
     undisturbed, unemotional, unenthusiastic, unexcitable, unexcited,
     unflappable, uninterested, unmindful, unperturbed, unruffled,
     unsolicitous, untroubled, withdrawn

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