HyperDic: casual

English > 9 senses of the word casual:
ADJECTIVEallcasual, insouciant, nonchalantmarked by blithe unconcern / unconcern
allcasualwithout or seeming to be without plan or method
allcasual, everyday, dailyappropriate for ordinary or routine occasions
allcasual, chanceoccurring or appearing or singled out by chance
allcasual, cursory, passing, perfunctory, superficialhasty and without attention to detail
allcasual, occasionaloccurring from time to time
allcasual, foolingcharacterized by a feeling of irresponsibility
allcasual, free-and-easynatural and unstudied
allcasual, effortlessnot showing effort or strain
casual > pronunciation
Soundskae'zhahwahl; kae'zhwahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > casual: 9 senses > adjective 1
Meaningmarked by blithe unconcern / unconcern.
Examples
  • "an ability to interest casual students"
  • "showed a casual disregard for cold weather"
Synonymsinsouciant, nonchalant
Broaderunconcernedlacking in interest or care or feeling
Spanishdespreocupado, indiferente
Nounscasualnessa casual manner
Adverbscasuallyin an unconcerned manner
English > casual: 9 senses > adjective 2
MeaningWithout or seeming to be without plan or method; offhand.
Examples
  • "a casual remark"
  • "information collected by casual methods and in their spare time"
BroaderunplannedWithout apparent forethought or prompting or planning
Catalancasual
Nounscasualnessa casual manner
Adverbscasuallynot methodically or according to plan
English > casual: 9 senses > adjective 3
MeaningAppropriate for ordinary or routine occasions.
Example"casual clothes"
Synonymseveryday, daily
Broaderinformalnot formal
Spanishcotidiano
Nounscasualnessa casual manner
English > casual: 9 senses > adjective 4
MeaningOccurring or appearing or singled out by chance.
Examples
  • "seek help from casual passers-by"
  • "a casual meeting"
Synonymchance
BroaderunplannedWithout apparent forethought or prompting or planning
Spanishaccidental, casual, fortuito, ocasional
Catalanaccidental, casual, fortuït, ocasional
Nounscasualnessa casual manner
English > casual: 9 senses > adjective 5
Meaninghasty and without attention to detail; not thorough.
Example"a casual (or cursory) inspection failed to reveal the house's structural flaws"
Synonymscursory, passing, perfunctory, superficial
Broadercarelessmarked by lack of attention or consideration or forethought or thoroughness
Spanishsomero, superficial
Catalansuperficial
Nounscasualnessa casual manner
English > casual: 9 senses > adjective 6
Meaningoccurring from time to time.
Examples
  • "casual employment"
  • "a casual correspondence with a former teacher"
Synonymoccasional
Broaderirregularcontrary to rule or accepted order or general practice
Spanishfortuito, ocasional
Catalancasual
Nounscasualnessa casual manner
English > casual: 9 senses > adjective 7
MeaningCharacterized by a feeling of irresponsibility.
Example"a broken back is nothing to be casual about
Synonymfooling
Broaderlightpsychologically light
Nounscasualnessa casual manner
English > casual: 9 senses > adjective 8
MeaningNatural and unstudied.
Example"using their Christian names in a casual way"
Synonymfree-and-easy
Broaderinformalnot formal
Spanishcasual, desenfadado, despreocupado
Nounscasualnessa casual manner
English > casual: 9 senses > adjective 9
Meaningnot showing effort or strain.
Example"a difficult feat performed with casual mastery"
Synonymeffortless
Broadereasyposing no difficulty
Spanishcasual, informal
Nounscasualnessa casual manner

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