casualness


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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:
Noun1.casualness - a casual mannercasualness - a casual manner      
informality - a manner that does not take forms and ceremonies seriously
slanginess - casualness in use of language

casualness

noun
Freedom from constraint, formality, embarrassment, or awkwardness:
Translations
عَرَضِيَّه، مُصادَفَه
náhodnostnedbalostneformálnost
tilfældighed
alkalomszerûség
kæruleysi
náhodnosť
düzensizlikkayıtsızlık

casualness

[ˈkæʒjuəlnɪs] N
1. (= offhandedness) → despreocupación f
2. (= informality) → informalidad f, naturalidad f

casualness

[ˈkæʒuəlnɪs] n (= unconcern) → désinvolture f

casualness

n (= informality)Zwanglosigkeit f; (= carelessness)Lässigkeit f; (= lack of emotion)Ungerührtheit f, → Schnodderigkeit f (inf); (= offhand nature: of remark) → Beiläufigkeit f; the casualness of his dressseine legere Kleidung

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
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