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Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (9)

1. marked by blithe unconcern;
- Example: "an ability to interest casual students"
- Example: "showed a casual disregard for cold weather"
- Example: "an utterly insouciant financial policy"
- Example: "an elegantly insouciant manner"
- Example: "drove his car with nonchalant abandon"
- Example: "was polite in a teasing nonchalant manner"
[syn: casual, insouciant, nonchalant]

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

3. appropriate for ordinary or routine occasions;
- Example: "casual clothes"
- Example: "everyday clothes"
[syn: casual, everyday, daily]

4. occurring or appearing or singled out by chance;
- Example: "seek help from casual passers-by"
- Example: "a casual meeting"
- Example: "a chance occurrence"
[syn: casual, chance(a)]

5. hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough;
- Example: "a casual (or cursory) inspection failed to reveal the house's structural flaws"
- Example: "a passing glance"
- Example: "perfunctory courtesy"
[syn: casual, cursory, passing(a), perfunctory]

6. occurring from time to time;
- Example: "casual employment"
- Example: "a casual correspondence with a former teacher"
- Example: "an occasional worker"
[syn: casual, occasional]

7. characterized by a feeling of irresponsibility;
- Example: "a broken back is nothing to be casual about it is no fooling matter";
[syn: fooling, casual]

8. natural and unstudied;
- Example: "using their Christian names in a casual way"
- Example: "lectured in a free-and-easy style"
[syn: free-and-easy, casual]

9. not showing effort or strain;
- Example: "a difficult feat performed with casual mastery"
- Example: "careless grace"
[syn: casual, effortless]

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5 definitions retrieved:

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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. [1913 Webster] Casual breaks, in the general system. --W. Irving. [1913 Webster] 2. Coming without regularity; occasional; incidental; as, casual expenses. [1913 Webster] A constant habit, rather than a casual gesture. --Hawthorne. Syn: Accidental; fortutious; incidental; occasional; contingent; unforeseen. See Accidental. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Casual \Cas"u*al\, n. One who receives relief for a night in a parish to which he does not belong; a vagrant. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

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: casual, 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: appropriate for ordinary or routine occasions; "casual clothes"; "everyday clothes" [syn: casual, everyday, daily] 4: occurring or appearing or singled out by chance; "seek help from casual passers-by"; "a casual meeting"; "a chance occurrence" [syn: casual, 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: casual, cursory, passing(a), perfunctory] 6: occurring from time to time; "casual employment"; "a casual correspondence with a former teacher"; "an occasional worker" [syn: casual, occasional] 7: characterized by a feeling of irresponsibility; "a broken back is nothing to be casual about; it is no fooling matter" [syn: fooling, casual] 8: natural and unstudied; "using their Christian names in a casual way"; "lectured in a free-and-easy style" [syn: free- and-easy, casual] 9: not showing effort or strain; "a difficult feat performed with casual mastery"; "careless grace" [syn: casual, effortless]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

355 Moby Thesaurus words for "casual": Bohemian, Charley, Mickey Mouse, VC, Vietcong, accessory, accidental, accidentally, additional, adscititious, adventitious, affable, aimless, airy, aleatory, almsman, almswoman, aloof, amorphous, apathetic, appurtenant, ascititious, ataractic, automatic, auxiliary, bankrupt, beggar, blanket, blase, blue-collar worker, breadwinner, breezy, bushfighter, bushwhacker, by-the-way, capricious, careless, casual laborer, casually, causeless, chance, chancy, charity case, circumstantial, clear, collateral, common, common laborer, conditional, contingent, cool, cordial, cursory, cushy, day laborer, degage, designless, destinal, desultory, detached, devil-may-care, dicey, disarticulated, discontinuous, disinterested, disjunct, disordered, dispassionate, dispersed, disproportionate, disregardant, disregardful, down-and-out, down-and-outer, driftless, dysteleological, easy, easy as pie, easygoing, effortless, employee, en deshabille, erratic, extemporaneous, extempore, extra, facile, factory worker, familiar, fatal, fatidic, fitful, flippant, fluky, flunky, folksy, forgetful, formless, fortuitous, fortuitously, free and easy, free lance, free-lancer, frivolous, full-time worker, general, glib, gracious, gratuitous, guerrilla, gut, hand, haphazard, happy-go-lucky, hardcase, haymish, heedless, hit-or-miss, homely, homey, iffy, ill-advised, ill-considered, ill-devised, immethodical, impromptu, improvised, imprudent, impulsive, in dishabille, inadvertent, inattentive, inchoate, incidental, incoherent, inconsiderable, inconsiderate, incurious, indeliberate, indeterminate, indifferent, indigent, indiscreet, indiscriminate, indiscriminative, industrial worker, inessential, inexcitable, inexplicable, informal, insensitive, insignificant, insouciant, involuntary, irregular, jobber, jobholder, laborer, laboring man, lackadaisical, lazy, light, listless, loose, lounge, low-pressure, maquis, maquisard, meaningless, menial, migrant, mindless, minor, misshapen, moiler, natural, navvy, negligent, nonchalant, nonessential, nonjudgmental, nonsystematic, nonuniform, nothing to it, oblivious, occasional, odd, off, offhand, offhanded, office temporary, orderless, out-of-the-way, painless, parenthetical, part-time, partisan, pauper, penniless man, perfunctory, petty, plain, planless, pococurante, poor devil, poor man, poorling, proletarian, promiscuous, provisional, purposeless, random, reckless, reflex, reflexive, regardless, relaxed, remote, resistance, resistance fighter, respectless, risky, roustabout, salaried worker, secondary, self-employed person, senseless, serendipitous, servant, shapeless, shoestring, side, simple, simple as ABC, small-beer, smooth, snap, sociable, soft, spare, spasmodic, spontaneous, sporadic, sporty, starveling, stiff, stochastic, straggling, straggly, straightforward, stray, subsidiary, superadded, superfluous, supervenient, supplemental, supplementary, systemless, tactless, temporary, thoughtless, toiler, trained, trivial, turned-off, unaccountable, unadvised, unaffected, unanxious, unarranged, unassuming, unburdensome, uncalculated, uncaused, unceremonious, uncertain, unclassified, uncomplicated, unconcerned, unconscious, unconsidered, unconstrained, unconventional, uncritical, uncriticizing, undeliberate, undeliberated, undemanding, underground, underground fighter, undesigned, undetermined, undifferentiating, undiplomatic, undirected, undiscreet, undiscriminating, undiscriminative, unessential, unexacting, unexpected, unfastidious, unforeseeable, unforeseen, unfussy, ungraded, unheedful, unheeding, unimportant, unintended, unintentional, uninterested, unjoined, unlooked-for, unmeditated, unmethodical, unmeticulous, unmindful, unmotivated, unofficial, unordered, unorganized, unparticular, unplanned, unpredictable, unpremeditated, unprepared, unready, unselective, unsolicitous, unsorted, unstudied, unsubtle, unsure, unsymmetrical, unsystematic, untactful, unthinking, ununiform, unwilled, vague, wage earner, wage slave, wageworker, wandering, welfare client, wholesale, withdrawn, worker, workgirl, workhand, working girl, workingman, workingwoman, workman
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

CASUAL. What happens fortuitously what is accidental as, the casual revenue's of the government, are those which are contingent or uncertain.