- 感情不深的， 疏远的
- [A]漠不关心的,冷淡的 done without much care
- 随便的,非正式的 made without much thought; offhand
- [A]偶然的,碰巧的 happening by chance
- [A]临时的,不定期的 not permanent; irregular
marked by blithe unconcern;
"an ability to interest casual students"
"showed a casual disregard for cold weather"
"an utterly insouciant financial policy"
"an elegantly insouciant manner"
"drove his car with nonchalant abandon"
"was polite in a teasing nonchalant manner"
without or seeming to be without plan or method; offhand;
"a casual remark"
"information collected by casual methods and in their spare time"
appropriate for ordinary or routine occasions;
occurring or appearing or singled out by chance;
"seek help from casual passers-by"
"a casual meeting"
"a chance occurrence"
hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough;
"a casual (or cursory) inspection failed to reveal the house's structural flaws"
"a passing glance"
occurring from time to time;
"a casual correspondence with a former teacher"
"an occasional worker"
characterized by a feeling of irresponsibility;
"a broken back is nothing to be casual about; it is no fooling matter"
natural and unstudied;
"using their Christian names in a casual way"
"lectured in a free-and-easy style"
not showing effort or strain;
"a difficult feat performed with casual mastery"
- He was wearing casual clothes.
- The plan grew out of a casual conversation.
- He sidled past, trying to seem casual.
- She is casual about winning the prize.
- A casual newspaper reader wouldn't like articles on politics everyday.
- He described himself as a casual acquaintance of the Kennedys'.
- He took casual job to support the family.
- They earn their livings by casual labour.
- The guests wore casual clothes.
- She's a very casual person.
- The two old friends had a casual meeting.
- He earns a living by casual labor.
- His attitude to work is rather casual.
- This sense of an audience made him deliberately casual in his bearing.
- casual about 对…冷漠的
That which seemeth most casual and subject to fortune, is yet disposed by the ordinance of God.出自： W. Raleigh
Where casual fire had wasted woods.出自： Milton
- casual, accidental, adventitious, contingent, fortuitous, incidental
- accidental强调超出一般规律和常情; fortuitous 强调原因不明; casual 强调无意或无预谋,指人、行动、衣着时,常侧重随随便便或漠不关心; incidental 可指无计划的或不规则的。仅仅表示偶然发生的或非主要的、非真实的; adventitious 可与incidental 换用,但较为正式,侧重两者缺乏至关重要的联系,强调意外的收获或巧遇; 而contingent 强调事情发生的可能性和结果的不可预测性。
- ☆ 14世纪晚期进入英语，直接源自古法语的casuel；最初源自拉丁语的casualis，意为偶然。