Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word
90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.
The thesaurus of synonyms and related words is fully integrated into the dictionary. Click on the thesaurus category heading under the button in an entry to see the synonyms and related words for that meaning.more
The bar has a casual low-key atmosphere.
The interview took place around the kitchen table and was very casual.
a casual meeting/remark
The disease cannot be spread by casual contact.
a casual laborer
The workforce is mainly unskilled and casual.
Even casual readers of the business pages will be aware of Greenspan’s influence.
He described himself as a casual acquaintance of the Kennedys’.
He was only looking for casual sex.
This is the American English definition of casual. View British English definition of casual.
a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …add a word
A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.global English and language change from our blog