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Definition of "casual" []

  • Occurring by chance. See Synonyms at chance. (adjective)
  • Occurring at irregular or infrequent intervals; occasional: casual employment at a factory; a casual correspondence with a former teacher. (adjective)
  • Unpremeditated; offhand: a casual remark. (adjective)
  • Being without ceremony or formality; relaxed: a casual evening with friends. (adjective)
  • Suited for everyday wear or use; informal. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "casual" in a sentence
  • "In a way, I think the issue here is that there are two very different senses of the term casual that we could think about with the MMOG marketplace."
  • "More pertinently, I'm deeply dubious about the word "casual" when it comes to relationships of the heart."
  • "They've really just been having what they describe as casual conversations with him."