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Meaning of OFFHAND

Pronunciation:  'of'hand

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adv]  in a casually inconsiderate manner; "replied offhand, his mind a million miles away"; "she threw him over offhandedly without even a Dear-John letter"
  2. [adv]  without previous thought or preparation; "couldn't give the figures offhand"; "we decided offhand to go to Canada"; "she had made these remarks offhandedly"
  3. [adj]  casually thoughtless or inconsiderate; "an offhand manner"; "she treated most men with offhand contempt"
  4. [adj]  with little or no preparation or forethought; "his ad-lib comments showed poor judgment"; "an extemporaneous piano recital"; "an extemporary lecture"; "an extempore skit"; "offhand excuses"; "trying to sound offhanded and reassuring"; "an off-the-cuff toast"; "a few unrehearsed comments"
 

OFFHAND is a 7 letter word that starts with O.

 

 Synonyms: ad-lib, careless, extemporaneous, extemporary, extempore, offhanded, offhanded, offhandedly, off-the-cuff, unprepared, unrehearsed
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Off"hand`\, a.
Instant; ready; extemporaneous; as, an offhand speech;
offhand excuses. -- adv. In an offhand manner; as, he replied
offhand.

 
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