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casual

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adj.偶然的,不经意的,临时的
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名词:casualness 副词:casually

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cad=to fall(落下) 变化型 cid,cas

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/'kæʒʊəl; `kæʒuəl/
adj
1 [esp attrib 尤作定语] happening by chance 偶然的; 碰巧的
*a casual encounter, meeting, visit, etc 邂逅、不期而遇、不意的拜访.
2 (a) [esp attrib 尤作定语] made or done without much care or thought; offhand 不经意的; 随便的; 马虎的; 临时的
*a casual remark 漫不经心的话.
(b) (derog 贬) showing little concern; nonchalant; irresponsible 漠不关心的; 无动于衷的; 不负责任的
*His attitude to his job is rather casual. 他的工作态度不太认真.
(c) [esp attrib 尤作定语] not methodical or thorough; not serious 无条理的; 不彻底的; 不认真的
*a casual inspection 草率的检查
* a casual glance at a book 胡乱看一本书
* a casual observer, reader, etc 马虎的观察者、读者等.
3 (of clothes) for informal occasions; not formal (衣物)便服的, 非正式的
*casual wear 便装.
4 [attrib 作定语] not permanent; irregular; part-time 非永久的; 不定期的; 部分时间的
*earn one's living by casual labour 靠做短工为生
* a casual labourer 临时工
* casual sex, ie not involving a lasting relationship 萍水相逢的性行为(非持久的关系).
5 [attrib 作定语] slight; superficial 轻微的; 表面的; 肤浅的
*a casual acquaintance泛泛之交.

casual


adj
1【relaxed】
2【not formal】
3【work】
4【relationship】
5【without attention】
6【not planned】
7【not regular】
[Date: 1300-1400; Language: Old French;Origin: casuel, from Late Latin casualis, from Latin casus; CASE1]
【RELAXED】
relaxed and not worried, or seeming not to care about something
 a casual manner
 His eyes were angry, though he sounded casual.
 Marsha was quite casual about appearing on TV.
 She had a casual attitude to life.
【NOT FORMAL】
not formal or not for a formal situation
formal
 Jean felt more comfortable in casual clothes .
 a casual jacket
【WORK】
employed as a temporary worker or working for only a short period of time
 casual labour
 staff employed on a casual basis
 Chris has occasional casual work but mostly he is unemployed.
【RELATIONSHIP】
knowing someone or having sex with someone without wanting a close relationship with them
serious
 She will never be more than a casual acquaintance.
 They had been conducting a casual affair for years.
 John just wanted casual sex .
【WITHOUT ATTENTION】
without any serious interest or attention
 He gave us a casual glance as he walked by, but didn't stop.
 To the casual observer (=to someone who is not looking carefully) Mary seemed quite calm.
【NOT PLANNED】 [only before noun]
happening by chance without being planned
 a casual conversation
 He made some casual remark (=one without thinking much about it) about her holiday.
【NOT REGULAR】 [only before noun]
doing something or using something sometimes but not regularly or often
= occasional
 a casual drug user
 The museum is of great interest, both to experts and to casual visitors.
>casuallyadv
 a casually dressed young man
 'Where do you work?' she asked casually.
 He walked down the road, casually swinging his bag.
>casualnessn[U]
1. The Love Family is either too casual for children — your friends have no obligation to provide for them — or it's too unstable, with adults moving on if the relationship no longer answers their search for perfect happiness.
    "情爱家庭"对孩子来说,要么太随意 —— 新的伴侣对你的孩子没有抚养责任,要么太不稳定,成年人一旦感到他们的关系无法满足自己对完美幸福的追求,就会转而他求。

2. His attitude to his job is rather casual.
    他的工作态度不太认真.

3. He noticed at once that discipline was slack: the Danes had the self-confidence of conquerors, and their security precautions were casual.
    他马上发现丹麦军纪律松弛,他们以征服者自居,安全措施马马虎虎。

4. "How was school today?" I asked, acting very casual.
    "今天学校上课怎么样?"我装作漫不经心地问他。

5. “Hi.” I tried to be casual. “My name is Liu Zongren. I come from Beijing, China.”
    “你好!” 我想随便点。“我叫刘宗仁。我来自中国北京。”

6. “In Africa, an eighteen-year-old woman might need a job because she had a baby before marriage and has only a casual relationship with the father, or she might have a husband who goes on to another marriage and supports the children of that union.”
    "在非洲,18岁的女子就可能需要一份工作,因为她还未结婚就生了孩子,而她与孩子的父亲只有一种若即若离的关系,或者她的丈夫可能另外结婚,需要负担婚内生的孩子。"

7. Casual conversation tends to be filled with repetitions and pauses.
    随意的交谈中常常有许多重复和停顿。

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