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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Happening by chance. Also: Informal clothing.

Usage examples (35)
  • casual dress is recommended for the party.
  • A casual remark
  • A casual (or cursory) inspection failed to reveal the house's structural flaws
  • A broken back is nothing to be casual about for more
Tutoring comment
  • To the "casual" (happening by chance) observer, there may seem to be a "causal" (relating to cause and effect) relationship between the full moon and an increase in car accidents.
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