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Meaning of CASUAL

Pronunciation:  'kazhooul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  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"
  2. [adj]  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"
  3. [adj]  not showing effort or strain; "a difficult feat performed with casual mastery"; "careless grace"
  4. [adj]  suited for everyday use; "casual clothes"; "everyday clothes"
  5. [adj]  natural and unstudied; "using their Christian names in a casual way"; "lectured in a free-and-easy style"
  6. [adj]  characterized by a feeling of irresponsibility; "a broken back is nothing to be casual about; it is no fooling matter"
  7. [adj]  occurring or appearing or singled out by chance; "their accidental meeting led to a renewal of their friendship"; "seek help from casual passers-by"; "a casual meeting"; "a chance occurrence"
  8. [adj]  without or seeming to be without plan or method; offhand; "a casual remark"; "information collected by casual methods and in their spare time"
  9. [adj]  employed in a specified capacity from time to time; "casual employment"; "a casual correspondence with a former teacher"; "an occasional worker"
 

CASUAL is a 6 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: accidental, careless, chance(a), cursory, easy, effortless, everyday, fooling, free-and-easy, informal, insouciant, irregular, light, nonchalant, occasional, passing(a), perfunctory, unconcerned, unplanned
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Cas"u*al\, a. [OE. casuel, F. casuel, fr. L. casualis,
    fr. casus fall, accident, fr. cadere to fall. See {Case}.]
    1. Happening or coming to pass without design, and without
       being foreseen or expected; accidental; fortuitous; coming
       by chance.
    
             Casual breaks, in the general system. --W. Irving.
    
    2. Coming without regularity; occasional; incidental; as,
       casual expenses.
    
             A constant habit, rather than a casual gesture.
                                                   --Hawthorne.
    
    Syn: Accidental; fortutious; incidental; occasional;
         contingent; unforeseen. See {Accidental}.
    
    
  2. \Cas"u*al\, n.
    One who receives relief for a night in a parish to which he
    does not belong; a vagrant.
    
    
 
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