VS.

Casual vs. Informal

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Casualadjective

Happening by chance.

‘They only had casual meetings.’;

Informaladjective

Not formal or ceremonious.

‘an informal get-together’;

Casualadjective

Coming without regularity; occasional or incidental.

‘The purchase of donuts was just a casual expense.’;

Informaladjective

Not in accord with the usual regulations.

‘an informal agreement’;

Casualadjective

Employed irregularly.

‘He was just a casual worker.’;

Informaladjective

Suited for everyday use.

‘informal clothes’;

Casualadjective

Careless.

Informaladjective

(of language) Reflecting everyday, non-ceremonious usage.

Casualadjective

Happening or coming to pass without design.

Informaladjective

(gardening) Not organized; not structured or planned.

Casualadjective

Informal, relaxed.

Informaladjective

Not in the regular, usual, or established form; not according to official, conventional, prescribed, or customary forms or rules; irregular; hence, without ceremony; as, an informal writing, proceeding, or visit.

Casualadjective

Designed for informal or everyday use.

Informaladjective

Deranged in mind; out of one's senses.

‘These poor informal women.’;

Casualnoun

A worker who is only working for a company occasionally, not as its permanent employee.

Informaladjective

not formal;

‘conservative people unaccustomed to informal dress’; ‘an informal free-and-easy manner’; ‘an informal gathering of friends’;

Casualnoun

A soldier temporarily at a place of duty, usually en route to another place of duty.

Informaladjective

not officially recognized or controlled;

‘an informal agreement’; ‘a loose organization of the local farmers’;

Casualnoun

(UK) A member of a group of football hooligans who wear expensive designer clothing to avoid police attention; see Casual (subculture).

Informaladjective

used of spoken and written language

Casualnoun

One who receives relief for a night in a parish to which he does not belong; a vagrant.

Informaladjective

having or fostering a warm or friendly atmosphere; especially through smallness and informality;

‘had a cozy chat’; ‘a relaxed informal manner’; ‘an intimate cocktail lounge’; ‘the small room was cozy and intimate’;

Casualnoun

A player of casual games.

‘The devs dumbed the game down so the casuals could enjoy it.’;

Casualnoun

(dated) A tramp.

Casualadjective

Happening or coming to pass without design, and without being foreseen or expected; accidental; fortuitous; coming by chance.

‘Casual breaks, in the general system.’;

Casualadjective

Coming without regularity; occasional; incidental; as, casual expenses.

‘A constant habit, rather than a casual gesture.’;

Casualnoun

One who receives relief for a night in a parish to which he does not belong; a vagrant.

Casualadjective

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’;

Casualadjective

without or seeming to be without plan or method; offhand;

‘a casual remark’; ‘information collected by casual methods and in their spare time’;

Casualadjective

suited for everyday use;

‘casual clothes’; ‘everyday clothes’;

Casualadjective

occurring or appearing or singled out by chance;

‘their accidental meeting led to a renewal of their friendship’; ‘seek help from casual passers-by’; ‘a casual meeting’; ‘a chance occurrence’;

Casualadjective

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’;

Casualadjective

employed in a specified capacity from time to time;

‘casual employment’; ‘a casual correspondence with a former teacher’; ‘an occasional worker’;

Casualadjective

characterized by a feeling of irresponsibility;

‘a broken back is nothing to be casual about; it is no fooling matter’;

Casualadjective

natural and unstudied;

‘using their Christian names in a casual way’; ‘lectured in a free-and-easy style’;

Casualadjective

not showing effort or strain;

‘a difficult feat performed with casual mastery’; ‘careless grace’;

Casualadjective

relaxed and unconcerned

‘a casual attitude to life’;

Casualadjective

made or done without much thought or premeditation

‘a casual remark’;

Casualadjective

done or acting in a desultory way

‘to the casual observer, rugby looks something like football’;

Casualadjective

done or acting without sufficient care or thoroughness

‘the casual way in which victims were treated’;

Casualadjective

not regular or permanent.

Casualadjective

employed or established on a temporary or irregular basis

‘a casual worker’; ‘casual jobs’;

Casualadjective

(of a sexual relationship or encounter) occurring between people who are not regular or established sexual partners

‘they don't do one-night stands or casual flings’;

Casualadjective

happening by chance; accidental

‘he pretended it was a casual meeting’;

Casualadjective

without formality of style or manner, in particular (of clothing) suitable for everyday wear rather than formal occasions

‘an ideal coat for casual occasions’; ‘a casual short-sleeved shirt’;

Casualnoun

a person who does something irregularly

‘a number of casuals became regular customers’;

Casualnoun

a worker employed on an irregular or temporary basis

‘the business employs eight full-time sales staff and ten casuals’;

Casualnoun

a person admitted to a workhouse for a short period.

Casualnoun

clothes or shoes suitable for everyday wear rather than formal occasions

‘she designs women's casuals’;

Casualnoun

a youth belonging to a subculture characterized by the wearing of expensive casual clothing and frequently associated with football hooliganism.

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