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casual 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Adjective
/ˈkaZHo͞oəl/,
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Relaxed and unconcerned,
  1. Relaxed and unconcerned
    • - she regarded his affairs with a casual indulgence
    • - he tried to make his voice sound casual
  2. Made or done without much thought or premeditation
    • - a casual remark
  3. Done or acting in a desultory way
    • - to the casual observer, rugby looks something like soccer
  4. Done or acting without sufficient care or thoroughness
    • - the casual way in which victims were treated
  5. Not regular or permanent
    • - the tent is ideal for casual outdoor use
    • - casual jobs
  6. (of a worker) Employed on a temporary or irregular basis
    • - casual staff
  7. (of a sexual relationship or encounter) Occurring between people who are not regular or established sexual partners

  8. Happening by chance; accidental
    • - he pretended it was a casual meeting
  9. Without formality of style, manner, or procedure, in particular

  10. (of clothes or a style of dress) Suitable for everyday wear rather than formal occasions

  11. (of a social event) Not characterized by particular social conventions

  12. (of a place or environment) Relaxed and friendly
    • - the inn's casual atmosphere
Noun
  1. A person who does something irregularly
    • - a number of casuals became regular customers
  2. A worker employed on an irregular or temporary basis

  3. Clothes or shoes suitable for everyday wear rather than formal occasions


  1. marked by blithe unconcern; "an ability to interest casual students"; "showed a casual disregard for cold weather"; "an utterly insouciant financial policy"; "an elegantly insouciant manner"; "drove his car with nonchalant abandon"; "was polite in a teasing nonchalant manner"
  2. without or seeming to be without plan or method; offhand; "a casual remark"; "information collected by casual methods and in their spare time"
  3. appropriate for ordinary or routine occasions; "casual clothes"; "everyday clothes"
  4. occurring or appearing or singled out by chance; "seek help from casual passers-by"; "a casual meeting"; "a chance occurrence"
  5. hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough; "a casual (or cursory) inspection failed to reveal the house's structural flaws"; "a passing glance"; "perfunctory courtesy"
  6. occurring from time to time; "casual employment"; "a casual correspondence with a former teacher"; "an occasional worker"
  7. In the European tradition, casual is the dress code which emphasizes comfort and personal expression over presentation and uniformity. It includes a very wide variety of costume, so it is perhaps better defined by what it isn't than what it is. ...
  8. Jon Owens (born 1975), known by his stage name Casual, is an American rapper.
  9. The casual subculture is a subsection of association football culture that is typified by football hooliganism and the wearing of expensive European designer clothing. ...
  10. (The Casuals) The Casuals were a British pop group from Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England. They are best known for their 1968 #2 UK hit, "Jesamine".
  11. A worker who is only working for a company occasionally, not as its permanent employee; A soldier temporarily at a place of duty, usually en route to another place of duty; A member of a group of football hooligans who wear expensive designer clothing to avoid police attention; see Casual ( ...
  12. (casualness) The state of being casual; A relaxed and nonchalant attitude
  13. (CASUALS) Part-time temporary technicians (paid by the hour).
  14. (casuals) Casual observers to a surveillance exercise; nonparticipants visible in the area.
  15. An unintended, non-permanent hazard on the course, such as collected water from a rainstorm or a pile of cleared brush. Also a reference to non-tournament players.
  16. A person who receives Casual Holiday Pay payments each pay instead of accruing annual leave. (See Casual Holiday Pay).
  17. Another word for temporary and/or freelance. Usually used to mean someone who comes in once in a while to help, especially stage or tech crew.
  18. An individual who drives periodically not on a regular basis.
  19. Casual employees are normally engaged by the hour and paid on an hourly basis. They are paid a loading to compensate for the fact that they are not eligible for the same benefits as continuing and some fixed-term employees. ...
  20. a bird that has been observed outside its normal range.
  21. A species expected to occur at least once every 3 to 5 years, but not annually.
  22. a MIL-PERS awaiting orders, transport, or some other administrative disposition at a post or station to which that individual is not attached or assigned; also known as a "transient"; compare SNOWBIRD. ...
  23. People for whom skiing is primarily a social opportunity, who accompany skiers of other levels, people for whom the heart of the experience is enjoying the mountainsand resort amenities but who don't focus on technical improvement. May feel tentative in mildly challenging conditions. ...
  24. "I don't work here on a regular basis," said Tom casually.
  25. Informal. Relaxed. When an organization does not require that its staff wear uncomfortable formal clothing, then dress there is said to be "casual." When a couple have a sexual relationship without benefit of formality or public ritual (as in marriage) their relationship is said to be "casual. ...