Definitions

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  • n. The state of being casual.
  • n. A relaxed and nonchalant attitude.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality of being casual.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being casual; casuality.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a casual manner

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Examples

  • A certain casualness, almost freedom, in the way the prisoners (except, of course, the ones in the segregation sector) walk around in the hallways, talking, pausing if they want, and in the way they are dressed.

    In the Footsteps of Tocqueville (Part Three)

  • Whether that muddle comes from Mr. Emmerich, I don’t know, but the casting of David Thewlis, languid romantic werewolf, as old, fat, gouty Burghley suggests a certain casualness about mere historicity.

    Anti-Stratfordianism on the Screen

  • Her casualness was a way to diminish her concerns about my reaction or, perhaps, to encourage a nonchalant response from me.

    The Christmas Cookie Club

  • In an interview in the Guardian, followed by a speech to the Fabian Society, Ed Miliband talked about how the Iraq issue, a "casualness" about civil liberties, and a failure to regulate the banks properly, had cost Labour the election.

    The Guardian World News

  • A former associate White House counsel told Smith: "IMing encourages a kind of casualness in conversation that will be the bane of the lawyers down the line."

    Civilities

  • But it also captures a very present-day phenomenon-the projection of an aura of "casualness" around the Obamas.

    Shakesville

  • We have got used to this kind of casualness from your side.

    South Ways

  • The theft of this by so called "casualness") is being imposed on people to break them down to the level which will make them feel comfortable, and gradually bring you down to the lowest level possible. "

    The Formal Home

  • According to Erenberg, they “fostered an unheard-of casualness between partners, permitted greater options in holds and distances, and symbolized the high value placed on mutual heterosexual intimacy and attraction.”

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • His rolled sleeves and lack of jacket have been his most consistent nod to campaign-trail casualness.

    Obama loosens tie along campaign trail to rally Democratic votes

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