casual casual  /ˈkæ ʒə wəl/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) marked by blithe unconcern
  2. (adj) without or seeming to be without plan or method; offhand
  3. (adj) appropriate for ordinary or routine occasions
  4. (adj) occurring or appearing or singled out by chance
  5. (adj) hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough
  6. (adj) occurring from time to time
  7. (adj) characterized by a feeling of irresponsibility
  8. (adj) natural and unstudied
  9. (adj) not showing effort or strain

Usage(s):

  1. Fast-casual eateries will be the soup kitchens of this economic downturn, as the table-service restaurant industry takes a hit.
  2. Only a company whose customers line up along Tokyo blocks clamoring for cheap casual chic would be comfortable predicting being.
  3. Fine casual isn't about suffering though.

News

  1. Buy-Rated Pit Stops Along I-95

    NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- When you travel on I-95 from Florida to New Jersey you pass many major interchanges where casual dinning restaurants and fast food chains are vying for your coffee and food dollars. When you want coffee and a quick breakfast your choices include buy-rated Burger King and buy-rated McDonald's . Being creatures of habit my wife and I choose McDonald's, me for a medium ...
    on June 27, 2013     Source: TheStreet.com

  2. Furniture Moves Forward: Sector Sees Post-Recession Growth

    Certain sectors of the furniture industry benefited during the recession. Casual and outdoor furniture saw increased sales because people were spending more money on their homes rather than on vacations, according to Michael Hudgens, Southeast Regional Manager of CIT Trade Finance at CIT Group Inc., cit.com, a leading provider of financing and advisory services to small businesses and middle ...
    on June 27, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Is Fast Casual the New "Dining Out" Norm?

    Is Fast Casual the New "Dining Out" Norm?        
    on June 26, 2013     Source: The Motley Fool

Quotes

  1. "But in Europe, there is an anti-Americanism that is at once casual, but can also be insidious. Instead of recognizing the good that America so often does in the world, there have been times where Europeans chose to blame America for much of what's...
    on Apr 3, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Kansas City Star

  2. "Any admission regarding the use of illegal performance-enhancing substances, no matter how casual, must be taken seriously," Selig said in a statement.
    on Jun 6, 2007 By: Bud Selig Source: Los Angeles Times

  3. "For the last six months all we've seen is US-England," Landon Donovan said Wednesday. "And so, if you were a casual sports fan at home, you might think that this was the World Cup final, US vs. England."
    on Jun 9, 2010 By: Landon Donovan Source: The Associated Press

Word of the Day
integral integral
/ˈɪn tə ɡrəl /