Synonyms of casual
1 carelessDictionary • an easy-going young man with a casual approach to life
relaxed • Try to adopt a more relaxed manner.
indifferent • People have become indifferent to the suffering of others.
unconcerned • Paul was unconcerned about what he had done.
apathetic • Many people feel apathetic about the candidates in both parties.
blasé • his seemingly blasé attitude
insouciant • He worked with insouciant disregard for convention.
lackadaisical • Dr. Jonsen seemed a little lackadaisical at times.
2 chanceDictionary • It was just a casual meeting.
chance • He describes their chance meeting as intense.
unexpected • His death was totally unexpected.
random • The competitors will be subject to random drug testing.
accidental • The jury returned a verdict of accidental death.
unforeseen • Due to unforeseen circumstances, the show has been cancelled.
unintentional • There are moments of unintentional humour.
fortuitous (informal) • a fortuitous quirk of fate
serendipitous • It appears to have been a serendipitous discovery made around the year 200.
3 informalDictionary • I bought casual clothes for the weekend.
informal • The house has an informal atmosphere.
sporty • The moustache gave him a certain sporty air.
4 temporaryDictionary • I've been doing casual work in a hostel for five months.
temporary • She was working as a temporary teacher at a Belfast school.
occasional • I still get the occasional nightmare about the accident.
irregular • She was suffering from an irregular heartbeat.
6 perfunctoryDictionary • I stood up and gave a casual glance behind me.
perfunctory • She gave the list only a perfunctory glance.
careless • With a careless flip of his wrists, he sent the ball on its way.
cursory • I gave the letter a fairly cursory reading.
offhand • Consumers found the attitude of its staff offhand.
nonchalant • Denis tried unsuccessfully to look nonchalant and uninterested.
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• The jury returned a verdict of accidental death.
apatheticIf you describe someone as apathetic, you are criticizing them because they do not seem to be interested in or enthusiastic about doing anything.
• Many people feel apathetic about the candidates in both parties.
blaséIf you describe someone as blasé, you mean that they are not easily impressed, excited, or worried by things, usually because they have seen or experienced them before.
• his seemingly blasé attitude
Thesaurus for casual from the Collins English Thesaurus