Synonyms for casual

Synonyms for (adjective) casual

Synonyms: casual, passing, perfunctory, cursory

Definition: hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough

Usage: a casual (or cursory) inspection failed to reveal the house's structural flaws; a passing glance; perfunctory courtesy

Similar words: careless

Definition: marked by lack of attention or consideration or forethought or thoroughness; not careful

Usage: careless about her clothes; forgotten by some careless person; a careless housekeeper; careless proofreading; it was a careless mistake; hurt by a careless remark


Synonyms: casual, nonchalant, insouciant

Definition: marked by blithe unconcern

Usage: 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

Similar words: unconcerned

Definition: lacking in interest or care or feeling

Usage: the average American...is unconcerned that his or her plight is the result of a complex of personal and economic and governmental actions...beyond the normal citizen's comprehension and control; blithely unconcerned about his friend's plight


Synonyms: effortless, casual

Definition: not showing effort or strain

Usage: a difficult feat performed with casual mastery; careless grace

Similar words: easy

Definition: posing no difficulty; requiring little effort

Usage: an easy job; an easy problem; an easy victory; the house is easy to heat; satisfied with easy answers; took the easy way out of his dilemma


Synonyms: daily, everyday, casual

Definition: appropriate for ordinary or routine occasions

Usage: casual clothes; everyday clothes

Similar words: informal

Definition: not formal

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


Synonyms: casual, free-and-easy

Definition: natural and unstudied

Usage: using their Christian names in a casual way; lectured in a free-and-easy style

Similar words: informal

Definition: not formal

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


Synonyms: casual, fooling

Definition: characterized by a feeling of irresponsibility

Usage: a broken back is nothing to be casual about; it is no fooling matter

Similar words: light

Definition: psychologically light; especially free from sadness or troubles

Usage: a light heart


Synonyms: casual, chance

Definition: occurring or appearing or singled out by chance

Usage: seek help from casual passers-by; a casual meeting; a chance occurrence

Similar words: unplanned

Definition: without apparent forethought or prompting or planning

Usage: an unplanned economy; accepts an unplanned order; an unplanned pregnancy; unplanned remarks


Synonyms: casual

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

Usage: a casual remark; information collected by casual methods and in their spare time

Similar words: unplanned

Definition: without apparent forethought or prompting or planning

Usage: an unplanned economy; accepts an unplanned order; an unplanned pregnancy; unplanned remarks


Synonyms: occasional, casual

Definition: occurring from time to time

Usage: casual employment; a casual correspondence with a former teacher; an occasional worker

Similar words: irregular

Definition: contrary to rule or accepted order or general practice

Usage: irregular hiring practices