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English adjective: casual

1. casual marked by blithe unconcern


SamplesAn 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.


Synonymsinsouciant, nonchalant


Similarunconcerned


Antonymsconcerned

2. casual without or seeming to be without plan or method; offhand


SamplesA casual remark.
Information collected by casual methods and in their spare time.


Similarunplanned


Antonymsplanned

3. casual appropriate for ordinary or routine occasions


SamplesCasual clothes.
Everyday clothes.


Synonymsdaily, everyday


Similarinformal


Antonymsformal

4. casual occurring or appearing or singled out by chance


SamplesSeek help from casual passers-by.
A casual meeting.
A chance occurrence.


Synonymschance


Similarunplanned


Antonymsplanned

5. casual hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough


SamplesA casual (or cursory) inspection failed to reveal the house's structural flaws.
A passing glance.
Perfunctory courtesy.


Synonymscursory, passing, perfunctory


Similarcareless


Antonymscareful

6. casual occurring from time to time


SamplesCasual employment.
A casual correspondence with a former teacher.
An occasional worker.


Synonymsoccasional


Similarirregular


Antonymsregular

7. casual characterized by a feeling of irresponsibility


SamplesA broken back is nothing to be casual about; it is no fooling matter.


Synonymsfooling


Similarlight


Antonymsheavy

8. casual natural and unstudied


SamplesUsing their Christian names in a casual way.
Lectured in a free-and-easy style.


Synonymsfree-and-easy


Similarinformal


Antonymsformal

9. casual not showing effort or strain


SamplesA difficult feat performed with casual mastery.
Careless grace.


Synonymseffortless


Similareasy


Antonymsdifficult, hard









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