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casual

adjective uk   us   /ˈkæʒ.u.əl/

casual adjective (INFORMAL)

B1 Casual clothes are not formal or not suitable for special occasions: casual clothes
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casual adjective (NOT INTERESTED)

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.

casual adjective (TEMPORARY)

casual adjective (CHANCE)

B2 [before noun] not serious or considered, or done by chance: It was just a casual comment, I didn't mean it to be taken so seriously. To a casual observer, everything might appear normal.
casually
adverb uk   us   /-i/
B2 She was dressed casually in shorts and a T-shirt.
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