Even though Ted had a major exam the next day, he acted nonchalant or totally unworried as he lazily sunned himself on the beach. Tara asked him if he should be studying, but the unconcerned Ted replied nonchalantly, “I have all night after we get back. It will be easy!” Ted’s nonchalant, casual attitude made the trip to the shore fun, but most definitely did not help his poor final grade in organic chemistry.
Quiz: When might someone act in a nonchalant way?
- They hoped to seem eager and excited.
- They wanted everybody to know they were angry.
- They wanted to appear uninterested and casual.