Origin of casual
Examples from the Web for casualness
So, when he faced his editor again, he was careful to dismiss the Ewing interview with just the proper degree of casualness.The Prophetic Camera|John McGreevey
She made an effort at casualness: "Let's see what Daddy's doing back there."Tree, Spare that Woodman|Dave Dryfoos
And he was astonished at the casualness with which she spent money in every shop that caught her fancy.Evelyn Innes|George Moore
"Yes," said he, with all the casualness that he could assume.Buried Alive: A Tale of These Days|Arnold Bennett
He had been thinking upon his sin and was startled at the casualness of the question.Stubble|George Looms
British Dictionary definitions for casualness
Word Origin for casual
Word Origin and History for casualness (1 of 2)
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.