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casual


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Casual  \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}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Casual  \Cas"u*al\,  n. 
  One  who  receives  relief  for  a  night  in  a  parish  to  which  he 
  does  not  belong;  a  vagrant. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  casual 
  adj  1:  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"  [syn:  {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:  suited  for  everyday  use  "casual  clothes";  "everyday 
  clothes"  [syn:  {everyday}] 
  4:  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"  [syn:  {accidental},  {chance(a)}] 
  5:  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"  [syn:  {cursory},  {passing(a)},  {perfunctory}] 
  6:  employed  in  a  specified  capacity  from  time  to  time;  "casual 
  employment";  "a  casual  correspondence  with  a  former 
  teacher";  "an  occasional  worker"  [syn:  {occasional}] 
  7:  characterized  by  a  feeling  of  irresponsibility;  "a  broken 
  back  is  nothing  to  be  casual  about  it  is  no  fooling 
  matter"  [syn:  {fooling}] 
  8:  natural  and  unstudied;  "using  their  Christian  names  in  a 
  casual  way";  "lectured  in  a  familiar  style"  [syn:  {familiar}, 
  {free-and-easy}] 
  9:  not  showing  effort  or  strain;  "a  difficult  feat  performed 
  with  casual  mastery";  "careless  grace"  [syn:  {effortless}] 




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