Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The doctrine that all things exist or are controlled by chance.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The doctrine that all things exist or are controlled by chance.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The doctrine that all things are governed by chance or accident.

Etymologies

casual +‎ -ism (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • "For free" is nothing worse than a "casualism," according to The Oxford Dictionary of American Usage and Style.

    The Roanoke Times: Home page

  • This was no obvious gaffe as it would have been had it emanated from the lips of George Bush, oh no, this was perhaps a "knowing casualism".

    Look, Obama just doesn't make gaffes, OK?

  • It was a sort of telepathic warning that he was not taking his personal disaster with quite the same decent casualism that everyone else was prepared to afford it and they were all, in spite of their own worries, a little embarrassed by it.

    Traitor's Purse

  • I believe that we have great opportunities to create 'contemporary decoration that is part of our digital and information age, part of our shrinking borderless world, and part of our new movement of individualism, casualism, and spiritualism.

    information aesthetics

  • This despite the usagist Ted Bernstein’s condemnation of it as “a casualism that has no place in serious writing” at bastions of good grammar like The New York Times.

    No Uncertain Terms

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  • JM worries about the introduction of casualism as a strategic planning methodology.

    September 29, 2009