Origin of casual
Synonyms for casual
Antonyms for casual
Related Words for casualnessinformality, nonchalance, naturalness, familiarity, poise, composure, easiness, carelessness, inattention, apathy, disregard, disinterestedness, unconcern
Examples from the Web for casualness
Historical Examples of casualness
She made an effort at casualness: "Let's see what Daddy's doing back there."Tree, Spare that Woodman
For all my manner of casualness, I knew that haste was necessary.
"Oh, anything you order," said Locuty with an effort at casualness.Secret Armies
John L. Spivak
Her preparation of Aunt Rosamund for the reception of Fiorsen was a masterpiece of casualness.Beyond
In peace, and especially in war, the young man's creed is casualness.Life in a Tank
Word Origin for casual
late 14c., "subject to or produced by chance," from Middle French casuel (15c.), from Late Latin casualis "by chance," from Latin casus "chance, occasion, opportunity; accident, event" (see case (n.1)).
Of persons, in the sense of "not to be depended on, unmethodical," it is attested from 1883; meaning "showing lack of interest" is from 1916. Of clothes, "informal," from 1939. Related: Casually.