Nonchalant vs Insouciant - What's the difference?
As adjectives the difference between nonchalant and insouciant
is that nonchalant
is casually calm and relaxed while insouciant
is carefree, nonchalant, indifferent; casually unconcerned.
Casually calm and relaxed.
Indifferent; unconcerned; behaving as if detached.
- We handled the whole frenetic situation with a nonchalant attitude.
- He is far too nonchalant about such a serious matter.
* (casually calm) carefree, cool, mellow, easygoing
* (indifferent) , unconcerned
* See also
Carefree, nonchalant, indifferent; casually unconcerned.
* 1903 , , "Cadiz" in The Land of The Blessed Virgin :
* 1913 , , The Golden Road , ch. 3:
- It was there that on Sunday I had seen the populace disport itself, and it was full of life then, gay and insouciant .
* 2004 April 26, , "
- How I envied Peter his easy, insouciant manner!
Sean Penn: Necessary Actor," Time :
- Jack Nicholson . . . turned to an assistant, bummed a cigarette, flashed one of his wolfish, insouciant grins and said, "We all have our little secrets, Seany."