offhand
Pronunciation
  • (America) IPA: /ˌɔfˈhænd/
Adjective

offhand

  1. Without planning or thinking ahead.
    She gave an offhand speech.
  2. Careless; without sufficient thought or consideration.
    He doesn't realise how hurtful his offhand remarks can be.
  3. Curt, abrupt, unfriendly.
    She was quite offhand with me yesterday.
Synonyms Translations Translations Translations Adverb

offhand

  1. Right away, immediately, without thinking about it.
    • Offhand, I'd guess that that's a yellow-bellied sapsucker.
    • 1854, William Makepeace Thackeray, The Rose and the Ring:
      We will have no more of this shilly-shallying! Call the Archbishop, and let the Prince and Princess be married offhand!
  2. In an offhand manner.



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