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English - Vietnamese Dictionary
casual /'kæʤjuəl/
  • tính từ
    • tình cờ, bất chợt, ngẫu nhiên, vô tình, không có chủ định
      • a casual meetting: cuộc gặp gỡ tình cờ
      • a casual glance: cái nhìn bất chợt
    • (thông tục) tự nhiên, không trịnh trọng, bình thường, thường
      • clothers for casual wear: thường phục
    • vô ý tứ, cẩu thả; tuỳ tiện
      • a casual person: người vô ý; người cẩu thả
    • không đều, thất thường, lúc có lúc không
      • casual labourer: người lao công có việc làm thất thường, người lao công không có việc làm cố định
  • danh từ
    • người không có việc làm cố định ((cũng) casual labourer)
    • người nghèo túng thường phải nhận tiền cứu tế ((cũng) casual poor)
Concise Dictionary
+marked by blithe unconcern
+without or seeming to be without plan or method; offhand
+suited for everyday use
+occurring or appearing or singled out by chance
+hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough
+occuring from time to time
+characterized by a feeling of irresponsibility
+natural and unstudied
+not showing effort or strain

Thesaurus Dictionary
1 accidental, chance, random, fortuitous, unexpected, unforeseen, unpremeditated, unplanned, unforeseeable, unpredictable, serendipitous:
It was only a casual remark, but it was taken very seriously. We interviewed casual passers-by.
2 uncertain, unsure, haphazard, occasional, random, irregular, unsystematic, sporadic, erratic:
The budget includes provision for both certain and casual revenues.
3 indifferent, nonchalant, offhand, insouciant, apathetic, cool, unconcerned, uninterested, pococurante, dispassionate, blasé, relaxed, lackadaisical:
He may seem casual, but he is genuinely concerned about the patients.
4 informal; lounge:
Dinner dress is not required: you may come in casual clothes.
5 offhand, happy-go-lucky, natural, easy, easygoing, devil-may-care, unconcerned, relaxed, dégagé, unconstrained:
Phil is quite casual about losing money at roulette.
Advanced English Dictionary
adjective, noun
+ adjective
without care / attention
1 [usually before noun] not showing much care or thought; seeming not to be worried; not wanting to show that sth is important to you: a casual manner + It was just a casual remark-I wasn't really serious. + He tried to sound casual, but I knew he was worried. + They have a casual attitude towards safety (= they don't care enough).
2 [usually before noun] without paying attention to detail: a casual glance + It's obvious even to the casual observer.
not formal
3 not formal: casual clothes (= comfortable clothes that you choose to wear in your free time) + family parties and other casual occasions
4 [usually before noun] (BrE) not permanent; not done, or doing sth regularly: casual workers / labour + Students sometimes do casual work in the building or tourist trades. + They are employed on a casual basis (= they do not have a permanent job with the company).
5 [usually before noun] without deep affection: a casual acquaintance + a casual friendship + to have casual sex (= to have sex without having a steady relationship with that partner)
by chance
6 [only before noun] happening by chance; doing sth by chance: a casual encounter / meeting + a casual passer-by + The exhibition is interesting to both the enthusiast and the casual visitor. + The disease is not spread by casual contact.
casually adverb: 'What did he say about me?' she asked as casually as she could. + They chatted casually on the phone. + dressed casually in jeans and T-shirt
casualness noun [U]: He was sure that the casualness of the gesture was deliberate.
+ noun (BrE)
1 (casuals) [pl.] informal clothes or shoes: dressed in casuals + She changed into flat casuals before walking round the town.
2 [C] a casual worker (= one who does not work permanently for a company)
Collocation Dictionary


appear, be, sound | become


extremely, very | almost
She sounded almost casual.
| fairly, quite, rather | apparently, seemingly | carefully, elaborately, studiedly
There was something a little too carefully casual in his tone.
| deceptively


He was very casual about it all.

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