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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 ?
Seating himself upon a rock, he laid one hand upon his knee, back upward, and casually looked at it.
He now devoted himself to the branch of commerce with which he had thus casually been made acquainted.
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.
In a recent work, we have had to speak of this tribe of Indians from the experience of other traders who had casually been among them, and who represented them as selfish, inhospitable, exorbitant in their dealings, and much addicted to thieving; Captain Bonneville, on the contrary, who resided much among them, and had repeated opportunities of ascertaining their real character, invariably speaks of them as kind and hospitable, scrupulously honest, and remarkable, above all other Indians that he had met with, for a strong feeling of religion.
Some private individual -- a Pentagon whose name is variously reported -- having casually discovered the constituents of the simpler colours and a rudimentary method of painting, is said to have begun decorating first his house, then his slaves, then his Father, his Sons, and Grandsons, lastly himself.
In the course of the day's work he casually and briefly mentioned a particular job he had just got off his hands.
He told me casually that the captain was three-parts drunk in his own cabin.
He knew instinctively that it was madness to give himself into her hands; his only chance was to treat her casually and never allow her to see the untamed passions that seethed in his breast; she would only take advantage of his weakness; but he could not be prudent now: he told her all the agony he had endured during the separation from her; he told her of his struggles with himself, how he had tried to get over his passion, thought he had succeeded, and how he found out that it was as strong as ever.
When women came in, and in the course of their conversation casually asked, "Where's Maggie dese days?
Casually drawing his watch to see the time, he turned and addressed Daughtry.
I had to go aboard to get some money," I remarked casually, as we drank, in the hope Nelson would take it as an explanation of why I had let him treat six consecutive times.
Julius Laspara no doubt knew which of his girls it was who, after casually vanishing for a few years, had as casually returned to him possessed of that child; but, with admirable pedantry, he had refrained from asking her for details--no, not so much as the name of the father, because maternity should be an anarchist function.