(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. casual, free, easy, unofficial; unconventional, unceremonious. See unconformity, illegality.
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Without formality]
Syn. casual, natural, relaxed, intimate, unceremonious, unstudied, frank, open, straightforward, free, extempore, spontaneous, congenial, easygoing, easy, unconstrained, unrestrained, unconventional, without ceremony, simple, unpretentious, homey; see also colloquial , friendly 1 .
Ant. restrained*, ceremonial, ritualistic.
2. [Not requiring formal dress]
Syn. casual, ordinary, everyday, unofficial, habitual, motley, mixed, democratic, shirt-sleeve, sporty*; see also common 1 .
Ant. formal, dressy, exclusive.
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
casual, relaxed, unofficial, unceremonious, simple, workaday, down-home, breezy, *laid-back, loose, natural.
ANT.: formal, ceremonious, stiff, official
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Unconstrained by rigid standards or ceremony: casual, easy, easygoing, natural, relaxed, spontaneous, unceremonious, unrestrained. Informal: laid-back. See PLAIN, TIGHTEN. 2. In the style of conversation: chatty, colloquial, confabulatory, conversational. See WORDS.

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