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casual

Saltos de línea: cas¦ual
Pronunciación: /ˈkaʒjʊəl
 
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Definición de casual en inglés:

adjetivo

1Relaxed and unconcerned: a casual attitude to life
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Even then, the British experts have been amazed by the casual attitude taken towards such a dangerous substance.
  • Behind his casual attitude lies the strict discipline a teacher asks of a pupil.
  • Other countries don't share this casual attitude.
Sinónimos
relaxed, friendly, natural, informal, unceremonious, unpretentious, easy-going, free and easy, uninhibited, open
informal laid-back
1.1Made or done without much thought or premeditation: a casual remark
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • One cannot dismiss it as a casual remark from a man who spent two decades in this field of management.
  • She was later shattered to learn from a casual remark at a lunch party of his death at Gallipoli.
  • I do recall that a casual remark was made to the effect that my nose was similar to that of the deceased woman but had placed no particular significance on this.
Sinónimos
offhand, random, impromptu, spontaneous, unpremeditated, unthinking, unstudied, unconsidered, parenthetical, passing, throwaway, trivial;
ill-considered, ill-judged, unguarded
informal off-the-cuff
1.2Done or acting in a desultory way: to the casual observer, rugby looks something like football
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • The casual observer may be unable to tell them apart.
  • And to even the most casual observer, the conference delegates are clearly very well behaved and polite.
  • They just sat there like a couple of casual observers with no vested interest.
Sinónimos
1.3Done or acting without sufficient care or thoroughness: the casual way in which victims were treated
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • It's this built-in food supply that makes these types of plants more forgiving of casual care and attention.
  • I would be filled with rage at this casual disregard of my only child's suffering, if it weren't for the fact that it was pretty darn hilarious.
  • The best it seems to me that you can put against Andar is that there was a casual act of negligence on the part of its employee in not inspecting this particular trolley.
Sinónimos
indifferent, apathetic, uncaring, uninterested, unconcerned;
flippant, lax, slack, irresponsible, devil-may-care
informal couldn't-care-less, laid-back
2Not regular or permanent, in particular:
2.1Employed or established on a temporary or irregular basis: a casual worker casual jobs
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Many of those who found work were employed on a casual basis or in jobs that were ‘markedly poorer in almost all respects’.
  • Sometimes Janet also does odd jobs on a casual basis, ‘But mostly I live on loans,’ she says.
  • The report finds that low paid mothers, many employed in casual or part-time jobs, are the least likely to have access to paid maternity leave.
2.2(Of a sexual relationship or encounter) occurring between people who are not established sexual partners: they don’t do one-night stands or casual flings
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • She was married three times and had numerous casual liaisons.
  • I'm sure you can understand why I'm not looking for a major commitment, but I'm also not after a casual fling.
  • Staff believed her pregnancy was the result of a casual affair.
Sinónimos
3 [attributive] Happening by chance; accidental: he pretended it was a casual meeting
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • This has purely been a casual meeting in the street.
  • I don't want to give the feeling that the choices of imagery are accidental, or casual - that this picture could just as well be another picture.
  • Many of the poem's juxtapositions seem casual or accidental at first, but then turn treacherous.
Sinónimos
4Without formality of style or manner, in particular (of clothing) suitable for everyday wear rather than formal occasions: a casual short-sleeved shirt an ideal coat for casual occasions
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • The Meinton room on the ground floor is a place for speedy Thai, Malaysian and Chinese food, with a casual noodle bar style atmosphere.
  • Cheap drinks, a chatty and casual atmosphere and great meal deals are the main things you would normally associate with a Wetherspoon's pub.
  • The man commands a presence and an element of style not expected or previously delivered in the casual atmosphere of the MMVAs.
Sinónimos
informal, not formal, relaxed, comfortable, sloppy, leisure, sportif, everyday;
Military undress
informal sporty

sustantivo

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1A person who does something irregularly: a number of casuals became regular customers
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • These two are not journeymen casuals out to pass the time on a Saturday afternoon.
  • Generally speaking, fishermen can be divided into the casuals and the addicts.
  • Inquiries made by officers about the Skirlington stall have revealed that the traders were casuals who turned up on the day and paid a stall fee.
1.1British A worker employed on an irregular or temporary basis: the business employs eight full-time sales staff and ten casuals
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Cairns - an important tourism gateway - has only one fulltime airport and employs 11 casuals and 8 part-time workers.
  • At present, childcare workers are employed as casuals.
  • Thousands of young retail workers, for example, continue to work as casuals, employed as little as 16 hours a week, frequently spread over broken shifts.
Sinónimos
temporary worker, part-timer, freelance, freelancer
informal temp
1.2 historical A person admitted to a workhouse for a short period.
Example sentences
  • The ruffian casual laughs at him, and sings funny and oftentimes libellous songs concerning him as he breaks stones or picks oakum.
  • Vagrants, tramps and casuals were strictly separated from the resident pauper inmates housed in the gothic splendour of the Main Workhouse.
  • Farm buildings were cleared out of muck and little piles were stacked in rows in the field to dry and then the casuals would spread it on the land.
2 (casuals) British Clothes or shoes suitable for everyday wear rather than formal occasions: she designs women’s casuals
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • From night gowns to casuals, she could find them all.
  • Wearing casuals, they might have been taken for weekenders, just come from the city for a stroll on the beach in the pleasant weather, except that the officers had seen them on the boats.
  • When I came back down, I actually met the guy, and he looked me up and down in that disapproving look, because I was just wearing casuals.
3British A youth belonging to a subculture characterized by the wearing of expensive casual clothing and frequently associated with football hooliganism.
Example sentences
  • Up to 70 Motherwell football casuals took to the streets of Dundee yesterday, vandalising cars and attacking passers by.
  • He has resurrected a subject that should have been put to bed in the Nineties, when the world of football casuals was on the wane.
  • Back in the Eighties, you were either a mod, a long-haired rocker or a football casual and if you were a particularly awkward teenager you were a goth.

Origen

late Middle English (in sense 2 of the adjective, sense 3 of the adjective): from Old French casuel and Latin casualis, from casus 'fall' (compare with case1).

More
  • case from (Middle English):

    Case ‘an instance’ is something that happens or befalls, coming via French from Latin casus ‘a fall’, also the source of casual (Late Middle English). The case meaning ‘container’ is from Old French casse, the modern forms of which is caisse ‘trunk, chest’, based on Latin capsa, related to capere ‘to hold’ ( see capable). Latin capsa is also the base of late Middle English capsule, a general term at first for ‘a small container’, and cash (late 16th century) originally meaning ‘money-box’. The same base gave rise to late Middle English casement, which was first recorded as an architectural term for a hollow moulding.

Derivados

casually

1
adverbio
Example sentences
  • After the incident the two men walked off casually as though nothing had happened.
  • Then he casually suggested going for lunch in a nearby pub while they waited for banking papers to come through.
  • One of my tutors casually mentioned that his research on malaria was funded by the US Army.

casualness

2
sustantivo
Example sentences
  • But when he moved up to the top level, international level, these moments of casualness were punished.
  • ‘There's a casualness and trust about the lifestyle that you can't get in the city,’ Mr Neilson says.
  • My utter casualness about the situation has been surprising.

Words that rhyme with casual

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