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casual

adjective
 
 
/ˈkæʒjuəl/
NOT PLANNED [always before noun] B2 not planned, or without particular meaning or importance: a casual remark/acquaintance/meeting He was bored with casual affairs and wanted a proper relationship.Chance and randomness
RELAXED relaxed and not seeming very interested in someone or something: a casual manner/approach She's much too casual about her work.Lacking interest and enthusiasmUnwilling and reluctantNot showing or feeling emotions
CLOTHING B1 Casual clothing is comfortable and not suitable for formal occasions.The style, appearance, and make-up of clothes
WORK [always before noun] mainly UK Casual work is not regular or fixed: casual labour/workers Employment status and types of work
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