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ca·su·al

 (kăzh′o͞o-əl)
adj.
1.
a. Being without ceremony or formality; relaxed or informal: a casual evening with friends.
b. Unpremeditated or offhand: a casual remark.
c. Suited for everyday wear or informal use: casual clothing.
2. Not serious or thorough; superficial: a casual inspection; a casual understanding of French.
3. Showing little interest or concern; nonchalant: "speaks with casual aplomb about being shot at" (Janelle Brown).
4. Occurring or being such by chance: "in the first months when I was pregnant, before it was obvious to the casual observer" (Anne Roiphe). See Synonyms at chance.
5.
a. Occurring at irregular or infrequent intervals; occasional: casual employment at a factory; a casual correspondence with a former teacher.
b. Employed on an irregular basis: casual workers.
6.
a. Socialized with only occasionally; not close or intimate: a casual acquaintance.
b. Being or occurring between sexual partners who are not in an established relationship: casual lovers; casual sex.
n.
1. One that serves or appears at irregular intervals, especially a temporary worker.
2. casuals Casualwear: sent my casuals to the cleaners.
3. A soldier temporarily attached to a unit while awaiting permanent assignment.

[Middle English casuel, due to chance, unpredictable, from Old French, from Latin cāsuālis, from cāsus, event; see case1.]

ca′su·al·ly adv.
ca′su·al·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.casually - not methodically or according to plan; "he dealt with his course work casually"
2.casually - in an unconcerned manner; "glanced casually at the headlines"
Translations
بِشَكْلٍ عَرَضِيّعَرَضا، مُصادَفَةً
náhodněnonšalantněuvolněně
afslappet
satunnaisesti
ležerno
alkalomszerûen
af tilviljun; kæruleysislega
偶然に
무심코
bežnošportnotu in tam
ledigt
อย่างไม่จริงจัง
một cách hững hờ

casually

[ˈkæʒjʊəlɪ] ADV
1. (= offhandedly) [walk, lean] → con aire despreocupado, despreocupadamente; [look, wave] → despreocupadamente; [mention, say, ask] → de pasada
I said it quite casuallylo dije sin darle importancia
2. (= informally) [dress] → de manera informal; [talk] → informalmente
they were smartly but casually dressediban vestidos de manera informal pero elegante

casually

[ˈkæʒuəli] adv
[say, ask] → avec désinvolture; [walk] → nonchalamment
[be dressed] → de façon décontractée
to dress casually → s'habiller de façon décontractée
[drop, throw, toss] → négligemment
(= by chance) → par hasard

casually

adv (= without planning)zufällig; (= without emotion)ungerührt; (= incidentally, in an offhand manner)beiläufig; (= without seriousness)lässig; (= informally)zwanglos; dressedleger

casually

[ˈkæʒjʊlɪ] adv (see adj a, b, c) → casualmente, senza meta precisa, di sfuggita; (XXXX) → con noncuranza, con disinvoltura, in modo informale, in modo sportivo or informale

casual

(ˈkӕʒuəl) adjective
1. not careful. I took a casual glance at the book.
2. informal. casual clothes.
3. happening by chance. a casual remark.
4. not regular or permanent. casual labour.
ˈcasually adverb
ˈcasualness noun

casually

بِشَكْلٍ عَرَضِيّ nonšalantně afslappet ungerührt ήρεμα con toda tranquilidad, informalmente satunnaisesti nonchalamment ležerno casualmente 偶然に 무심코 terloops uformelt niedbale casualmente небрежно ledigt อย่างไม่จริงจัง gelişigüzel một cách hững hờ 随便地
References in classic literature ?
Requesting Phoebe to roast some coffee,--which she casually observed was the real Mocha, and so long kept that each of the small berries ought to be worth its weight in gold,--the maiden lady heaped fuel into the vast receptacle of the ancient fireplace in such quantity as soon to drive the lingering dusk out of the kitchen.
Dimmesdale had taken her in charge, the good grandam's chief earthly comfort -- which, unless it had been likewise a heavenly comfort, could have been none at all -- was to meet her pastor, whether casually, or of set purpose, and be refreshed with a word of warm, fragrant, heaven-breathing Gospel truth, from his beloved lips, into her dulled, but rapturously attentive ear.
If two strangers crossing the Pine Barrens in New York State, or the equally desolate Salisbury Plain in England; if casually encountering each other in such inhospitable wilds, these twain, for the life of them, cannot well avoid a mutual salutation; and stopping for a moment to interchange the news; and, perhaps, sitting down for a while and resting in concert: then, how much more natural that upon the illimitable Pine Barrens and Salisbury Plains of the sea, two whaling vessels descrying each other at the ends of the earth --off lone Fanning's Island, or the far away King's Mills; how much more natural, I say, that under such circumstances these ships should not only interchange hails, but come into still closer, more friendly and sociable contact.
This title fell casually from the lips of a blacksmith, one day, in a village, was caught up as a happy thought and tossed from mouth to mouth with a laugh and an affirmative vote; in ten days it had swept the kingdom, and was become as familiar as the king's name.
And what motley variety of subjects a couple of people will casually rake over in the course of a day's tramp
Oh, I've read lots of books," answered Rebecca casually.
A name casually written on a slip of paper has enabled me to find her out.
I casually mentioned to Miss Trotwood, when I had the pleasure of an interview with her the other day,' - with another inclination of his body - Punch again - 'that there was a vacancy here.
That, if Joe knew it, I never afterwards could see him glance, however casually, at yesterday's meat or pudding when it came on to-day's table, without thinking that he was debating whether I had been in the pantry.
Vancouver," "Labrador," "The White Mountains," the very names, thus casually mentioned on a Surrey heath, seemed full of the sounding sea.
He said "it was very reasonable to think, not only that the species of men were originally much larger, but also that there must have been giants in former ages; which, as it is asserted by history and tradition, so it has been confirmed by huge bones and skulls, casually dug up in several parts of the kingdom, far exceeding the common dwindled race of men in our days.
When he heard this Don Quixote said to Sancho, "Look here, Sancho; on turning over the leaves of that book of the Second Part of my history I think I came casually upon this name of Don Alvaro Tarfe.