(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. accidental, chance; careless, cursory; irregular, occasional; informal; happy-go-lucky. See neglect, irregularity.
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Accidental]
Syn. chance, unexpected, unplanned; see accidental 1 .
2. [Occasional]
Syn. erratic, random, infrequent; see irregular 1 .
3. [Offhand]
Syn. accidental, purposeless, unplanned; see aimless , haphazard , random .
4. [Nonchalant]
Syn. blas?, apathetic, unconcerned; see careless 1 , indifferent 1 .
5. [Informal]
Syn. relaxed, unceremonious, easygoing; see informal 1 , 2 .
See Synonym Study at accidental , random .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
1. chance accidental, random, serendipitous, fortuitous, *flukey, unexpected.
2. relaxed nonchalant, cool, blase, unconcerned, carefree, apathetic, devil-may-care, *laid-back, indifferent.
3. nondressy informal, sporty, for-play.
ANT.: 1. planned, predetermined, arranged. 2. intense, serious, *meaning business. 3. formal, dressy
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Occurring unexpectedly: accidental, chance, contingent, fluky, fortuitous, inadvertent, odd. See SURPRISE. 2. Unconstrained by rigid standards or ceremony: easy, easygoing, informal, natural, relaxed, spontaneous, unceremonious, unrestrained. Informal: laid-back. See PLAIN, TIGHTEN.

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