casual observer


: someone who is not looking carefully
Even a casual observer can tell that the building is in need of repair.

Examples of casual observer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Belmont Shore owes its reputation as a great beginner kite spot to a collection of variables that might seem unconnected to a casual observer. Jack Dolan, Los Angeles Times, 9 Feb. 2024 The level at which the casual observer will start to see water encroach on land is 42 feet when flooding starts at PNC Pavillion. Cheryl Vari, The Enquirer, 26 Jan. 2024 To the casual observer, the boisterous group milling around an Overland Park driveway one recent Saturday afternoon could be mistaken for neighbors enjoying a block party or friends gathered at a cookout. Kimberly Winter Stern, Kansas City Star, 24 Jan. 2024 What's more, they're enjoyed by boaters, kayakers, hunters and even the casual observer walking or driving by. Journal Sentinel, 10 Jan. 2024 The casual observer could be forgiven for thinking Josh Paul holds Israel to a standard that is reserved for Israel alone. Noah Rothman, National Review, 19 Oct. 2023 But overall, the tweaks are subtle and unlikely to be noticed by a casual observer. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, 10 July 2023 That sequence of events might convey to the casual observer that the conditions the Gazan people are presently enduring are a function of their government’s recklessness, inhumanity, and general commitment to maladministration. Noah Rothman, National Review, 26 Oct. 2023 To the casual observer, the feature appeared to work as advertised. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, 26 Oct. 2023 See More

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“Casual observer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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