casual

[ kazh-oo-uhl ]
/ ˈkæʒ u əl /

adjective

noun

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Origin of casual

1325–75; Middle English < Latin cāsuālis, equivalent to cāsu(s) case1 + -ālis -al1; replacing Middle English casuel < Middle French < Latin as above

synonym study for casual

1. See accidental.

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British Dictionary definitions for casualness

casual
/ (ˈkæʒjʊəl) /

adjective

noun

Derived forms of casual

casually, adverbcasualness, noun

Word Origin for casual

C14: from Late Latin cāsuālis happening by chance, from Latin cāsus event, from cadere to fall; see case 1
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