What is the meaning of casual?


  • Marked by blithe unconcern.
    • usage: "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"
  • Without or seeming to be without plan or method; offhand.
    • usage: "a casual remark"; "information collected by casual methods and in their spare time"
  • Appropriate for ordinary or routine occasions.
    • usage: "casual clothes"; "everyday clothes"
  • Occurring or appearing or singled out by chance.
    • usage: "seek help from casual passers-by"; "a casual meeting"; "a chance occurrence"
  • Hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough.
    • usage: "a casual (or cursory) inspection failed to reveal the house's structural flaws"; "a passing glance"; "perfunctory courtesy"
  • Occurring from time to time.
    • usage: "casual employment"; "a casual correspondence with a former teacher"; "an occasional worker"
  • Characterized by a feeling of irresponsibility.
    • usage: "a broken back is nothing to be casual about; it is no fooling matter"
  • Natural and unstudied.
    • usage: "using their Christian names in a casual way"; "lectured in a free-and-easy style"
  • Not showing effort or strain.
    • usage: "a difficult feat performed with casual mastery"; "careless grace"
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APAWordNet. (2010). casual. Retrieved June 25, 2018, from http://smartdefine.org/casual/definitions/1170314
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