Antonyms of adj casual

9 senses of casual

Sense 1
casual, insouciant, nonchalant -- (marked by blithe unconcern; "an ability to interest casual students"; "showed a casual disregard for cold weather"; "an utterly insouciant financial policy"; "an elegantly insouciant manner"; "drove his car with nonchalant abandon"; "was polite in a teasing nonchalant manner")

INDIRECT (VIA unconcerned) -> concerned -- (feeling or showing worry or solicitude; "concerned parents of youthful offenders"; "was concerned about the future"; "we feel concerned about accomplishing the task at hand"; "greatly concerned not to disappoint a small child")

Sense 2
casual -- (without or seeming to be without plan or method; offhand; "a casual remark"; "information collected by casual methods and in their spare time")

INDIRECT (VIA unplanned) -> planned -- (designed or carried out according to a plan; "the planned outlays for new equipment")

Sense 3
casual, everyday, daily -- (appropriate for ordinary or routine occasions; "casual clothes"; "everyday clothes")

INDIRECT (VIA informal) -> formal -- (being in accord with established forms and conventions and requirements (as e.g. of formal dress); "pay one's formal respects"; "formal dress"; "a formal ball"; "the requirement was only formal and often ignored"; "a formal education")

Sense 4
casual, chance (prenominal) -- (occurring or appearing or singled out by chance; "seek help from casual passers-by"; "a casual meeting"; "a chance occurrence")

INDIRECT (VIA unplanned) -> planned -- (designed or carried out according to a plan; "the planned outlays for new equipment")

Sense 5
casual, cursory, passing (prenominal), perfunctory -- (hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough; "a casual (or cursory) inspection failed to reveal the house's structural flaws"; "a passing glance"; "perfunctory courtesy")

INDIRECT (VIA careless) -> careful -- (exercising caution or showing care or attention; "they were careful when crossing the busy street"; "be careful to keep her shoes clean"; "did very careful research"; "careful art restorers"; "careful of the rights of others"; "careful about one's behavior")

Sense 6
casual, occasional -- (occurring from time to time; "casual employment"; "a casual correspondence with a former teacher"; "an occasional worker")

INDIRECT (VIA irregular) -> regular -- (in accordance with fixed order or procedure or principle; "his regular calls on his customers"; "regular meals"; "regular duties")

Sense 7
fooling, casual -- (characterized by a feeling of irresponsibility; "a broken back is nothing to be casual about; it is no fooling matter")

INDIRECT (VIA light) -> heavy -- (marked by great psychological weight; weighted down especially with sadness or troubles or weariness; "a heavy heart"; "a heavy schedule"; "heavy news"; "a heavy silence"; "heavy eyelids")

Sense 8
free-and-easy, casual -- (natural and unstudied; "using their Christian names in a casual way"; "lectured in a free-and-easy style")

INDIRECT (VIA informal) -> formal -- (being in accord with established forms and conventions and requirements (as e.g. of formal dress); "pay one's formal respects"; "formal dress"; "a formal ball"; "the requirement was only formal and often ignored"; "a formal education")

Sense 9
casual, effortless -- (not showing effort or strain; "a difficult feat performed with casual mastery"; "careless grace")

INDIRECT (VIA easy) -> difficult, hard -- (not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure; "a difficult task"; "nesting places on the cliffs are difficult of access"; "difficult times"; "why is it so hard for you to keep a secret?")

Similarity of adj casual

9 senses of casual

Sense 1
casual, insouciant, nonchalant -- (marked by blithe unconcern; "an ability to interest casual students"; "showed a casual disregard for cold weather"; "an utterly insouciant financial policy"; "an elegantly insouciant manner"; "drove his car with nonchalant abandon"; "was polite in a teasing nonchalant manner")
       => unconcerned (vs. concerned) -- (lacking in interest or care or feeling; "the average American...is unconcerned that his or her plight is the result of a complex of personal and economic and governmental actions...beyond the normal citizen's comprehension and control"; "blithely unconcerned about his friend's plight")

Sense 2
casual -- (without or seeming to be without plan or method; offhand; "a casual remark"; "information collected by casual methods and in their spare time")
       => unplanned (vs. planned) -- (without apparent forethought or prompting or planning; "an unplanned economy"; "accepts an unplanned order"; "an unplanned pregnancy"; "unplanned remarks")

Sense 3
casual, everyday, daily -- (appropriate for ordinary or routine occasions; "casual clothes"; "everyday clothes")
       => informal (vs. formal) -- (not formal; "conservative people unaccustomed to informal dress"; "an informal free-and-easy manner"; "an informal gathering of friends")

Sense 4
casual, chance (prenominal) -- (occurring or appearing or singled out by chance; "seek help from casual passers-by"; "a casual meeting"; "a chance occurrence")
       => unplanned (vs. planned) -- (without apparent forethought or prompting or planning; "an unplanned economy"; "accepts an unplanned order"; "an unplanned pregnancy"; "unplanned remarks")

Sense 5
casual, cursory, passing (prenominal), perfunctory -- (hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough; "a casual (or cursory) inspection failed to reveal the house's structural flaws"; "a passing glance"; "perfunctory courtesy")
       => careless (vs. careful) -- (marked by lack of attention or consideration or forethought or thoroughness; not careful; "careless about her clothes"; "forgotten by some careless person"; "a careless housekeeper"; "careless proofreading"; "it was a careless mistake"; "hurt by a careless remark")

Sense 6
casual, occasional -- (occurring from time to time; "casual employment"; "a casual correspondence with a former teacher"; "an occasional worker")
       => irregular (vs. regular) -- (contrary to rule or accepted order or general practice; "irregular hiring practices")

Sense 7
fooling, casual -- (characterized by a feeling of irresponsibility; "a broken back is nothing to be casual about; it is no fooling matter")
       => light (vs. heavy) -- (psychologically light; especially free from sadness or troubles; "a light heart")

Sense 8
free-and-easy, casual -- (natural and unstudied; "using their Christian names in a casual way"; "lectured in a free-and-easy style")
       => informal (vs. formal) -- (not formal; "conservative people unaccustomed to informal dress"; "an informal free-and-easy manner"; "an informal gathering of friends")

Sense 9
casual, effortless -- (not showing effort or strain; "a difficult feat performed with casual mastery"; "careless grace")
       => easy (vs. difficult) -- (posing no difficulty; requiring little effort; "an easy job"; "an easy problem"; "an easy victory"; "the house is easy to heat"; "satisfied with easy answers"; "took the easy way out of his dilemma")

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