Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. In a casual manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. Without design; accidentally; fortuitously; by chance; occasionally.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a casual manner; accidentally; fortuitously; without design; by chance: as, to meet a person casually; to remark casually.

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

  • adv. in an unconcerned manner
  • adv. not methodically or according to plan

Etymologies

casual +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • He also knew a great deal about history, which he used in his "Time Patrol" stories—the one here has a title casually truncated from Cato, "Delenda Est" the missing Latin word is "Carthago".

    Attack of the Classics

  • She says her name casually enough to leave no question of it being anything other than ironic.

    The Comeback Season

  • Joyce grinned, her expression casually questioning.

    Prime Evil

  • In the 10 minutes before the doors hissed me back out into the cold I heard the word casually piped, murmured and drawled three dozen or more times, by smooth-cheeked young bairns and well-kempt old men.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph

  • Drew Dernavich: When most people talk about "sopping" gravy they use the term casually, unaware that it is a highly technical maneuver for eating food.

    The New Yorker

  • Not the formal concept as defined by many Indian religions (and I mean no disrespect by using the term casually) but the idea that if you do good things, good things will happen to you, and if you do bad things, well, bad things will happen.

    Adventures in Open Source

  • This is what is happening as time passes—it feels less heavy to speak her name casually.

    You Know Where to Find Me

  • Treating your public "face" casually is never a good thing, and speaks volumes about your organization, its attitudes, and its commitment to its customers.

    Marketing

  • The humor crops up unexpectedly, whether in casually cutting remarks (by the pompous Nicholas) or hilariously dumb ones by Ben.

    Marshall Fine: HuffPost Review: Tamara Drewe

  • One popular Web site that "reviews" film, TV and video releases is written, mostly by its founder, in casually conversational tones: "This is a very cool show" and "This isn't for everyone" pass for reviews of movies in a current edition.

    In the 500-channel universe, we're definitely lost in space

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