What is casual?

  • (adj): Characterized by a feeling of irresponsibility.
    Example: "A broken back is nothing to be casual about
    Synonyms: fooling
    See also — Additional definitions below


Western dress codes

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... wear Formal Semi-formal Informal Smart casual Business casual Casual Active attire In the European tradition, casual is the dress code that emphasizes comfort and personal expression over ... The following are not considered casual wear Ceremonial dress such as royal robes and full dress military costume Formal wear such as white tie and black tie ... jeans and a T-shirt have been described as the "casual uniform" ...

More definitions of "casual":

  • (adj): Hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough.
    Example: "A casual (or cursory) inspection failed to reveal the house's structural flaws"
    Synonyms: cursory, passing, perfunctory
  • (adj): Marked by blithe unconcern.
    Example: "An ability to interest casual students"; "showed a casual disregard for cold weather"
    Synonyms: insouciant, nonchalant
  • (adj): Without or seeming to be without plan or method; offhand.
    Example: "A casual remark"; "information collected by casual methods and in their spare time"
  • (adj): Not showing effort or strain.
    Example: "A difficult feat performed with casual mastery"
    Synonyms: effortless
  • (adj): Natural and unstudied.
    Example: "Using their Christian names in a casual way"
    Synonyms: free-and-easy
  • (adj): Occurring or appearing or singled out by chance.
    Example: "Seek help from casual passers-by"; "a casual meeting"
    Synonyms: accidental, chance
  • (adj): Employed in a specified capacity from time to time.
    Example: "Casual employment"; "a casual correspondence with a former teacher"
    Synonyms: occasional
  • (adj): Suited for everyday use.
    Example: "Casual clothes"
    Synonyms: everyday

Famous quotes containing the word casual:

    Light half-believers of our casual creeds,
    Who never deeply felt, nor clearly will’d,
    Whose insight never has borne fruit in deeds,
    Whose vague resolves never have been fulfill’d.
    Matthew Arnold (1822–1888)

    For Lawrence, existence was one continuous convalescence; it was as though he were newly reborn from a mortal illness every day of his life. What these convalescent eyes saw, his most casual speech would reveal.
    Aldous Huxley (1894–1963)

    Better to be casual than to be a perfectionist.
    Chinese proverb.