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casual

cas·u·al

casual

 
 
pronunciation:
kae zhu l
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: occurring by chance; unplanned; accidental.
The fountain in the park is the site of many casual encounters.I enjoy casual visits from friends, but some people don't like to be dropped in on.
synonyms:
accidental, chance, inadvertent, unexpected, unintentional, unplanned
antonyms:
deliberate, intentional
similar words:
desultory, fluky, fortuitous, incidental, offhand, unforeseen, unintended
definition 2: done without much attention or seriousness; offhand.
It was just a casual remark, but it caused him pain.
synonyms:
inadvertent, offhand, perfunctory, unintentional, unwitting
antonyms:
close, conscientious, deliberate, religious
similar words:
blithe, breezy, candid, careless, cursory, fleeting, informal, involuntary, loose, passing, thoughtless, throwaway, unthinking
definition 3: displaying apparent or real indifference.
He has a casual attitude towards work that his boss does not appreciate.
synonyms:
cursory, indifferent, nonchalant, perfunctory
antonyms:
concerned, conscientious
similar words:
apathetic, blasť, blithe, careless, cool, easygoing, flippant, halfhearted, haphazard, hit-or-miss, incidental, lackadaisical, negligent, unconcerned, uninterested
definition 4: informal and suited to physical or emotional comfort.
We're going to the beach, so wear some casual clothes.I like a restaurant with a casual atmosphere.
synonyms:
informal
antonyms:
dressy, elegant, fancy, formal
similar words:
sporty, unceremonious
definition 5: irregular or superficial.
We are only casual acquaintances, not really friends.
synonyms:
infrequent, irregular, occasional, passing
antonyms:
intimate
similar words:
cursory, fleeting, haphazard, shallow, superficial
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a temporary or occasional worker.
synonyms:
temporary
derivations: casually (adv.), casualness (n.)
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