Definition of Casual

1. Adjective. Marked by blithe unconcern. "Was polite in a teasing nonchalant manner"

Exact synonyms: Insouciant, Nonchalant
Similar to: Unconcerned
Derivative terms: Casualness, Insouciance, Nonchalance



2. Adjective. Without or seeming to be without plan or method; offhand. "Information collected by casual methods and in their spare time"
Similar to: Unplanned
Derivative terms: Casualness

3. Adjective. Appropriate for ordinary or routine occasions. "Everyday clothes"
Exact synonyms: Daily, Everyday
Similar to: Informal
Derivative terms: Casualness

4. Adjective. Occurring or appearing or singled out by chance. "A chance occurrence"
Exact synonyms: Chance
Similar to: Unplanned
Derivative terms: Casualness

5. Adjective. Hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough. "Perfunctory courtesy"
Exact synonyms: Cursory, Passing, Perfunctory
Similar to: Careless
Derivative terms: Casualness

6. Adjective. Occurring from time to time. "An occasional worker"
Exact synonyms: Occasional
Similar to: Irregular
Derivative terms: Casualness

7. Adjective. Characterized by a feeling of irresponsibility. "A broken back is nothing to be casual about; it is no fooling matter"
Exact synonyms: Fooling
Similar to: Light
Derivative terms: Casualness

8. Adjective. Natural and unstudied. "Lectured in a free-and-easy style"
Exact synonyms: Free-and-easy
Similar to: Informal
Derivative terms: Casualness

9. Adjective. Not showing effort or strain. "Careless grace"
Exact synonyms: Effortless
Similar to: Easy
Derivative terms: Casualness, Effortlessness

Definition of Casual

1. a. Happening or coming to pass without design, and without being foreseen or expected; accidental; fortuitous; coming by chance.

2. n. One who receives relief for a night in a parish to which he does not belong; a vagrant.

Definition of Casual

1. Adjective. Happening by chance. ¹

2. Adjective. Coming without regularity; occasional or incidental. ¹

3. Adjective. Employed irregularly ¹

4. Adjective. Careless. ¹

5. Adjective. Happening or coming to pass without design. ¹

6. Adjective. Informal, relaxed. ¹

7. Adjective. Designed for informal use. ¹

8. Noun. (British NZ) A worker who is only working for a company occasionally, not as its permanent employee. ¹

9. Noun. A soldier temporarily at a place of duty, usually en route to another place of duty. ¹

10. Noun. (U.K.) A member of a group of football hooligans who wear expensive designer clothing to avoid police attention; see (w Casual (subculture)). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Casual

1. one who works occasionally [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Casual

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castratos
castratrices
castratrix
castrel
castrels
castrensial
casts
casts away
casts off
castworthy
casu marzu
casual (current term)
casual Friday
casual Fridays
casual game
casual games
casual gaming
casualisation
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casualised
casualises
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casualism
casualist
casualists
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Literary usage of Casual

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1. A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and ...by Thomas Bayly Howell, William Cobbett by Thomas Bayly Howell, William Cobbett (1816)
"That casual homicide, homicide in lawful defence, and homicide committed upon thieves, ... And then further statutes, That even in case of homicide casual, ..."

2. National Drug Control Strategy: A Nation Responds to Drug Use (1992)
"As was stated in the first National Drug Control Strategy (1989), these casual users are likely to have a still-intact family, social, and work life. ..."

3. A Practical Treatise of the Law of Evidence, and Digest of Proofs, in Civil by Thomas Starkie (1891)
"... for medicines supplied to the pauper during his casual residence there (<)• \Vhere the obligation is a legal one, the parties who ought to discharge it ..."

4. An Abridgment of the Law of Nisi Prius by William Selwyn (1845)
"Where there is any thing unusual in the manner of serving the declaration, it should be mentioned to the court on moving for judgment against the casual ..."

5. English Hunger and Industrial Disorders: A Study of Social Conflict During by Walter James Shelton (1922)
"But I saw not, and he saw not What shining life-tides flowed To me-ward from his casual jot Of service on that road. We all do what we can ; 'Twas only what ..."

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