[ US /ˈkæʒəwəɫ, ˈkæʒwəɫ/ ]
[ UK /kˈæʒuːəl/ ]
[ UK /kˈæʒuːəl/ ]
hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough
a passing glance
a casual (or cursory) inspection failed to reveal the house's structural flaws
In his paper, he showed a very superficial understanding of psychoanalytic theory
occurring on a temporary or irregular basis
an occasional worker
a casual correspondence with a former teacher
without or seeming to be without plan or method; offhand
information collected by casual methods and in their spare time
a casual remark
not showing effort or strain
a difficult feat performed with casual mastery
characterized by a feeling of irresponsibility
a broken back is nothing to be casual about; it is no fooling matter
natural and unstudied
using their Christian names in a casual way
lectured in a free-and-easy style
occurring or appearing or singled out by chance
a chance occurrence
a casual meeting
seek help from casual passers-by
appropriate for ordinary or routine occasions
marked by blithe unconcern
was polite in a teasing nonchalant manner
an utterly insouciant financial policy
an elegantly insouciant manner
showed a casual disregard for cold weather
drove his car with nonchalant abandon
an ability to interest casual students
How To Use casual In A Sentence
- His casual reaction, "you're overreacting," "these things happen, right?" suggests they've gone through this before, with presumably the more recent procedure she discussed with her gyno. Samantha Zalaznick: Mad Men Recap: Help!
- Some find it repugnant, others see them as casualties in an undeclared war that is greatly preferable to the alternative of full-scale conflict. Times, Sunday Times
- It's all slouchy, casual clothes in light and bright colours. Times, Sunday Times
- In present-day usage, despite Fowler's strictures, concern for classical and linguistic purity is minimal and the coining of etymological hybrids is casual and massive.
- Sure enough, he found her there, looking at the posted casualty reports along with many others, searching the alphabetized lists of KIAs and WIAs.
- The youth he rescued, known only as a Mr Thorpe, was treated in the casualty department at Middlesbrough General.
- He made some casual remark about her holiday.
- This has purely been a casual meeting in the street.
- They were so beautifully typeset, and their tone was just captivating — alternately casual and buffer-overflowingly technical. Copy What You Like
- Those who were less keen to compete for migrants could resort to convicts as casual labour.