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Adjective: casual  ka-zhoo-ul
  1. Marked by blithe unconcern
    "an ability to interest casual students"; "showed a casual disregard for cold weather";
    - insouciant, nonchalant
     
  2. Without or seeming to be without plan or method; offhand
    "a casual remark"; "information collected by casual methods and in their spare time"
     
  3. Appropriate for ordinary or routine occasions
    "casual clothes";
    - everyday, daily
     
  4. Occurring, appearing or singled out by chance
    "seek help from casual passers-by"; "a casual meeting";
    - chance
     
  5. Hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough
    "a casual inspection failed to reveal the house's structural flaws";
    - cursory, passing, perfunctory
     
  6. Not regular; working on an informal or ad hoc basis
    "casual employment"; "a casual correspondence with a former teacher";
    - occasional
     
  7. Characterized by a feeling of irresponsibility
    "a broken back is nothing to be casual about; it is no fooling matter";
    - fooling
     
  8. Natural and unstudied
    "using their Christian names in a casual way";
    - free-and-easy
     
  9. Not showing effort or strain
    "a difficult feat performed with casual mastery";
    - effortless
Noun: casual  ka-zhoo-ul
Usage: Brit
  1. A worker (especially in an office) hired on a temporary basis
    - temp, temporary, temporary worker, casual worker

Derived forms: casuals

See also: careless, cavalier, easy, informal, irregular, light, unconcerned, unplanned

Type of: worker

Encyclopedia: Casual