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Dictionary definition for: Casual

1. (s) 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 teasi

2. (s) without or seeming to be without plan or method; offhand; "a casual remark" "information collected by casual methods and in their spare time"

3. (s) suited for everyday use; "casual clothes" "everyday clothes"

4. (s) 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"

5. (s) 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"

6. (s) employed in a specified capacity from time to time; "casual employment" "a casual correspondence with a former teacher" "an occasional worker"

7. (s) characterized by a feeling of irresponsibility; "a broken back is nothing to be casual about; it is no fooling matter"

8. (s) natural and unstudied; "using their Christian names in a casual way" "lectured in a free-and-easy style"

9. (s) not showing effort or strain; "a difficult feat performed with casual mastery" "careless grace"

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