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English definition of “casual”

casual

adjective (INFORMAL)    /ˈkæʒ.u.əl/
B1 describes clothes that are not formal or not suitable for special occasions: casual clothesThe style, appearance, and make-up of clothes casually     /-i/ adverb B2 She was dressed casually in shorts and a T-shirt.The style, appearance, and make-up of clothesLacking interest and enthusiasmUnwilling and reluctantNot showing or feeling emotionsEmployment status and types of workTemporaryShort in timeChance and randomness
(Definition of casual adjective (INFORMAL) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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