Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “casual”

casual

adjective (NOT INTERESTED)    /ˈkæʒ.u.əl/
not taking or not seeming to take much interest: The psychologist's attitude seemed far too casual, even brutal. Security around the conference hotel seemed almost casual. Although close to tears, she tried to make her voice sound casual.Lacking interest and enthusiasmUnwilling and reluctantNot showing or feeling emotions 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 (NOT INTERESTED) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of casual

Definitions of “casual” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

exercise

physical activity that you do to make your body strong and healthy

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More