offhanded
offhanded offhanded adj. 1. same as {offhand} and {off-the-cuff}.

Syn: ad-lib, extemporaneous, extemporary, extempore, offhand, off-the-cuff, unpremeditated, unrehearsed. [WordNet 1.5]

2. Without, or seeming to be without, plan or method; casual.

Syn: casual, offhand. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • offhanded — I adjective 1. with little or no preparation or forethought his ad lib comments showed poor judgment an extemporaneous piano recital an extemporary lecture an extempore skit an impromptu speech offhand excuses …   Useful english dictionary

  • offhanded — adjective Date: 1812 offhand • offhandedly adverb • offhandedness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • offhanded — adjective in a casual or curt style, without preparation or thought …   Wiktionary

  • offhanded — off hand·ed || ‚ɑf hændɪd /‚ɒf adj. informal, improvised; casual, curt, nonchalant; without preparation, careless …   English contemporary dictionary

  • offhanded — /ɒfˈhændəd/ (say of handuhd) adjective → offhand (defs 2–4). –offhandedly, adverb –offhandedness, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • offhandedly — adverb 1. without previous thought or preparation couldn t give the figures offhand we decided offhand to go to Canada she had made these remarks offhandedly • Syn: ↑offhand, ↑offhanded • Derived from adjective: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • ad-lib — I noun remark made spontaneously without prior preparation his ad libs got him in trouble with the politicians • Hypernyms: ↑remark, ↑comment, ↑input II verb perform without preparation he extemporized a spee …   Useful english dictionary

  • off-the-cuff — adjective with little or no preparation or forethought his ad lib comments showed poor judgment an extemporaneous piano recital an extemporary lecture an extempore skit an impromptu speech offhand excuses trying to sound offhanded and reassuring …   Useful english dictionary

  • off-the-cuff — adj. with little or no preparation or forethought; unrehearsed; extemporaneous; offhand. his off the cuff remarks offended many people; an off the cuff toast Syn: ad lib, extemporaneous, extemporary, extempore, offhand, offhanded, unpremeditated …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • offhandedly — adverb see offhanded …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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