(noun, adjective)


1. marked by blithe unconcern

- an ability to interest casual students

- showed a casual disregard for cold weather

Similar word(s): unconcerned, 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

Similar word(s): unplanned

3. appropriate for ordinary or routine occasions

- casual clothes

Similar word(s): informal, daily, everyday

4. occurring or appearing or singled out by chance

- seek help from casual passers-by

- a casual meeting

Similar word(s): unplanned, chance

5. hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough

- a casual (or cursory) inspection failed to reveal the house's structural flaws

Similar word(s): careless, cursory, passing, perfunctory, superficial

6. occurring on a temporary or irregular basis

- casual employment

- a casual correspondence with a former teacher

Similar word(s): irregular, occasional

7. characterized by a feeling of irresponsibility

- a broken back is nothing to be casual about; it is no fooling matter

Similar word(s): light, fooling

8. informal, relaxed.

- using their first names in a casual way

Similar word(s): informal, relaxed

9. not showing effort or strain

- a difficult feat performed with casual mastery

Similar word(s): easy, effortless

Sentences with casual as an adjective:

- They only had casual meetings.

- The purchase of donuts was just a casual expense.

- He was just a casual worker.


1. (Britain, New Zealand) A worker who is only working for a company occasionally, not as its permanent employee.

2. A soldier temporarily at a place of duty, usually en route to another place of duty.

3. (Britain) A member of a group of football hooligans who wear expensive designer clothing to avoid police attention; see Casual (subculture).

4. One who receives relief for a night in a parish to which he does not belong; a vagrant.

5. (video games, informal) A player of casual games.