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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.

casual

(ˈkæʒjʊəl)
adj
1. happening by accident or chance: a casual meeting.
2. offhand; not premeditated: a casual remark.
3. shallow or superficial: a casual affair.
4. being or seeming unconcerned or apathetic: he assumed a casual attitude.
5. (Clothing & Fashion) (esp of dress) for informal wear: a casual coat.
6. occasional or irregular: casual visits; a casual labourer.
7. (Biology) biology another term for adventive
n
8. (Clothing & Fashion) (usually plural) an informal article of clothing or footwear
9. an occasional worker
10. (Biology) biology another term for an adventive
11. (Soccer) (usually plural) a young man dressed in expensive casual clothes who goes to football matches in order to start fights
[C14: from Late Latin cāsuālis happening by chance, from Latin cāsus event, from cadere to fall; see case1]
ˈcasually adv
ˈcasualness n

cas•u•al

(ˈkæʒ u əl)

adj.
1. happening by chance: a casual meeting.
2. without definite or serious intention; offhand: a casual remark.
3. seeming or tending to be indifferent; apathetic: a casual air.
4. appropriate for wear or use on informal occasions; not dressy.
5. irregular; occasional: a casual visitor.
n.
6. a worker employed only irregularly.
7. a soldier temporarily at a station and waiting for transportation or assignment to a permanent station.
[1325–75; Middle English casuel < Middle French < Latin cāsuālis=cāsu(s) case1 + -ālis -al1]
cas′u•al•ly, adv.
cas′u•al•ness, n.

casual

ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.casual - marked by blithe unconcerncasual - marked by blithe unconcern; "an 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"
unconcerned - lacking in interest or care or feeling; "the average American...is unconcerned that his or her plight is the result of a complex of personal and economic and governmental actions...beyond the normal citizen's comprehension and control"; "blithely unconcerned about his friend's plight"
2.casual - without or seeming to be without plan or method; offhand; "a casual remark"; "information collected by casual methods and in their spare time"
unplanned - without apparent forethought or prompting or planning; "an unplanned economy"; "accepts an unplanned order"; "an unplanned pregnancy"; "unplanned remarks"
3.casual - appropriate for ordinary or routine occasions; "casual clothes"; "everyday clothes"
informal - not formal; "conservative people unaccustomed to informal dress"; "an informal free-and-easy manner"; "an informal gathering of friends"
4.casual - occurring or appearing or singled out by chance; "seek help from casual passers-by"; "a casual meeting"; "a chance occurrence"
unplanned - without apparent forethought or prompting or planning; "an unplanned economy"; "accepts an unplanned order"; "an unplanned pregnancy"; "unplanned remarks"
5.casual - hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough; "a casual (or cursory) inspection failed to reveal the house's structural flaws"; "a passing glance"; "perfunctory courtesy"
careless - marked by lack of attention or consideration or forethought or thoroughness; not careful; "careless about her clothes"; "forgotten by some careless person"; "a careless housekeeper"; "careless proofreading"; "it was a careless mistake"; "hurt by a careless remark"
6.casual - occurring from time to time; "casual employment"; "a casual correspondence with a former teacher"; "an occasional worker"
irregular - contrary to rule or accepted order or general practice; "irregular hiring practices"
7.casual - characterized by a feeling of irresponsibility; "a broken back is nothing to be casual about; it is no fooling matter"
light - psychologically light; especially free from sadness or troubles; "a light heart"
8.casual - natural and unstudied; "using their Christian names in a casual way"; "lectured in a free-and-easy style"
informal - not formal; "conservative people unaccustomed to informal dress"; "an informal free-and-easy manner"; "an informal gathering of friends"
9.casual - not showing effort or strain; "a difficult feat performed with casual mastery"; "careless grace"
easy - posing no difficulty; requiring little effort; "an easy job"; "an easy problem"; "an easy victory"; "the house is easy to heat"; "satisfied with easy answers"; "took the easy way out of his dilemma"

casual

adjective
3. informal, leisure, sporty, non-dressy I bought casual clothes for the weekend.
informal formal, ceremonial, dressy
4. temporary, short-term, occasional, part-time, uncertain, irregular I've been doing casual work in a hostel for five months.
5. promiscuous I don't believe in having casual sex.
6. perfunctory, careless, cursory, offhand, nonchalant I stood up and gave a casual glance behind me.

casual

adjective
1. Occurring unexpectedly:
2. Unconstrained by rigid standards or ceremony:
Informal: laid-back.
Translations
عَرَضيغَيْرُ رَسْميغَيْر مُتَعَمَّد، غَيرْ مَقصود، عابِرغَيْر مُنْتَظَممُسْتَرِيح
brigádníkletmýnáhodnýneformálnínenucený
afslappetflygtigtilfældiguformel
satunnainen
ležeran
hétköznapikényelmesköznapiközvetlenlezser
ígripa-lausleguróformlegurófyrirhugaîur
偶然の
무심한
atsainiaiatsainumasatsainuskasdieninisneapgalvotas
gadījumaikdienas-nejaušsneoficiālsneparedzēts
letmý
ravnodušenslučajenšporten
ledig
ไม่จริงจัง
hững hờ

casual

[ˈkæʒjʊəl]
A. ADJ
1. (= not planned) [walk, stroll] → sin rumbo fijo, al azar; [meeting, encounter] → fortuito; [caller] → ocasional
it was just a casual conversation between strangersno era más que una conversación para pasar el rato entre extraños
to the casual eyea simple vista
he ran a casual eye down the pagele echó un vistazo a la página
a casual glanceuna ojeada
to the casual observerpara el observador ocasional
a casual remarkun comentario hecho a la ligera
she gave him a casual wavelo saludó informalmente con la mano
2. (= offhand) [attitude] → despreocupado, poco serio; [manner] → informal; [tone] → informal, poco serio
he tried to appear/sound casualintentó parecer/sonar relajado
he was very casual about itno le dio mucha importancia
to assume a casual airhacer como si nada
3. (= informal) [discussion] → informal; [clothing] → de sport, informal
casual wearropa de sport, ropa informal
4. (= occasional) [drinker, drug user, relationship] → esporádico
he's just a casual acquaintancees un conocido nada más
casual sexrelaciones fpl sexuales promiscuas
5. (= temporary) [labour, work, employment] → eventual
on a casual basistemporalmente, eventualmente
casual worker (in office, factory) → trabajador(a) m/f eventual; (on farm) → trabajador(a) m/f temporero/a, jornalero/a m/f
B. N casuals (= shoes) → zapatos mpl de sport; (= clothes) → ropa f de sport, ropa f informal

casual

[ˈkæʒuəl] adj
(= unconcerned) [attitude, person] → désinvolte
a casual attitude → une attitude désinvolte
(= irregular) [work, labour, worker] → temporaire
(= chance) [observer] → de passage; [remark] → fait(e) en passant; [meeting] → fortuit(e)
It was just a casual remark → C'était juste une remarque en passant.
[clothes] → décontracté(e)
I prefer casual clothes → Je préfère les vêtements décontractés.
casual wear → vêtements mpl sport inv
(not committed, not sustained) [affair] → sans engagement; [contact] → ordinaire
The virus is not transmitted through casual contact → Le virus ne se transmet pas par contact ordinaire.
casual sex → rapports mpl sexuels occasionnels
a casual acquaintance → une simple connaissance

casual

adj
(= not planned)zufällig; acquaintance, glanceflüchtig; we were in the area, so we paid them a casual visitwir waren gerade in der Gegend und haben sie bei der Gelegenheit besucht
(= offhand, careless)lässig; attitudegleichgültig; remarkbeiläufig; (= lacking emotion)gleichgültig; it was just a casual remarkdas war nicht so ernst gemeint, das habe ich/hat er etc nur so gesagt; he was very casual about ites war ihm offensichtlich gleichgültig; (in reaction) → das hat ihn kaltgelassen or nicht tangiert (inf); you shouldn’t be so casual about itdu solltest das nicht so leichtnehmen or auf die leichte Schulter nehmen; he tried to sound casualer tat so, als ob ihm das nichts ausmachen würde; he had a rather casual manner for a policemanfür einen Polizisten war er ziemlich salopp or lässig; the casual observerder oberflächliche Betrachter
(= informal)zwanglos; discussion, chat alsoungezwungen; clothesleger; a casual shirtein Freizeithemd nt; casual wearFreizeitkleidung f; he was wearing casual clotheser war leger gekleidet; I want something casual (when buying clothes) → ich möchte etwas Sportliches or Lässiges
(= irregular) work, worker, labourerGelegenheits-; (= occasional) drug user, sexual partnergelegentlich; affair, relationshiplocker; casual drinkerGelegenheitstrinker(in) m(f); casual friendshipoberflächliche Freundschaft; casual sexGelegenheitssex m, → freie Liebe
n
casuals pl (= shoes)Slipper pl
(= casual worker)Gelegenheitsarbeiter(in) m(f); casualsAushilfen pl
(also football casual)Fußballrowdy m

casual

[ˈkæʒjʊəl]
1. adj
a. (by chance, meeting) → fortuito/a, casuale; (walk, stroll) → senza meta precisa; (glance) → di sfuggita; (remark) → fatto/a di sfuggita
we're just casual acquaintances → ci conosciamo appena
to have casual sex → avere avventure
b. (unconcerned, attitude, person) → noncurante, indifferente, disinvolto/a
he was very casual about it → si è mostrato indifferente
c. (informal, discussion, tone) → informale; (clothing) → sportivo/a, casual inv
casual wear → casual m
d. (irregular, work) → saltuario/a; (worker) → saltuario/a, avventizio/a
2. casuals npl (shoes) → calzature fpl sportive

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

casual

مُسْتَرِيح nonšalantní afslappet gleichgültig ανέμελος despreocupado, informal satunnainen informel ležeran noncurante 偶然の 무심한 achteloos skjødesløs niedbały casual легкомысленный ledig ไม่จริงจัง umursamaz hững hờ 随便的

casual

a. casual, accidental.
References in classic literature ?
But to me the future is still black and blank--is a vast ignorance, lit at a few casual places by the memory of his story.
He cast but a casual glance upon the single slave who stood guard.
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Instead of making casual voyages, in transient ships, they established regular trading houses in the high latitudes, along the northwest coast of America, and upon the chain of the Aleutian Islands between Kamtschatka and the promontory of Alaska.
Ever and anon, too, there came a glare of red light out of his eyes, as if the old man's soul were on fire and kept on smouldering duskily within his breast, until by some casual puff of passion it was blown into a momentary flame.
A casual observer might have thought "and there ends the dialogue
They'll make you pay, as fur as your money will go,' pursued the Deputy, 'for your relief as a Casual and for your being passed to your Parish.
The Blackfoot is the hereditary enemy of the Crow, toward whom hostility is like a cherished principle of religion; for every tribe, besides its casual antagonists, has some enduring foe with whom there can be no permanent reconciliation.
The thing that struck him most was the exceedingly casual way in which some craft loafed about the broad Atlantic.
When Daughtry sauntered along the main deck a few minutes later and paused for a gossip with the customs officer and a quartermaster at the head of the gang-plank, Captain Duncan little dreamed that his casual glance was resting on his steward for the last time.
And shall we just carelessly allow children to hear any casual tales which may be devised by casual persons, and to receive into their minds ideas for the most part the very opposite of those which we should wish them to have when they are grown up?