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Definitions of offhand

  1. in a casually inconsiderate manner; "replied offhand, his mind a million miles away"; "she threw him over offhandedly without even a Dear-John letter" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. Without preparation. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. Without preparation; unceremonious or unceremoniously. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. casually thoughtless or inconsiderate; "an offhand manner"; "she treated most men with offhand contempt" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. Instant; ready; extemporaneous; as, an offhand speech; offhand excuses. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Done without preparation; as, an offhand speech; informal; unceremonious; as, an offhand manner. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. At once; without preparation. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.

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Usage examples for offhand

  1. In six months he returned, and whether it was that he was told of by others, or at last perceived, my feelings towards him, he joined the crowd of suitors, made a proposal in his offhand manner, as if he was indifferent as to my reply, and was accepted. – Poor Jack by Frederick Marryat
  2. We don't take little children offhand this way. – Mary Louise and Josie O'Gorman by Emma Speed Sampson
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