Synonyms for casually

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Side by side with the wonders he described so casually, she was placing the little house.

They had often met before, but it had been casually, and the hour had not been ripe.

Nothing prevented him paying a friendly call to Mr Verloc, casually as it were.

Burnham remarked, much too casually to have deceived anybody but old Sam.

He glanced at them casually, and went about the business of saddling.

When he mentioned him, he spoke of him casually as his old pensioner.

With something very like a snort Roger asks, 'How does one say a thing like that casually?'

Then, he turned to the slim cash-books, which he glanced at casually.

Then, the shorter man said, casually, addressing his remarks to nobody in particular.

He told her—casually, as was his habit—that Oniton Grange was let.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "subject to or produced by chance," from Middle French casuel (15c.), from Late Latin casualis "by chance," from Latin casus "chance, occasion, opportunity; accident, event" (see case (n.1)).

Of persons, in the sense of "not to be depended on, unmethodical," it is attested from 1883; meaning "showing lack of interest" is from 1916. Of clothes, "informal," from 1939. Related: Casually.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR CASUALLY

haphazardly

adverbunexpectedly

indifferently

adverbin an indifferent manner
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