adverb see offhanded

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • 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

  • offhandedly — adv. Offhandedly is used with these verbs: ↑shrug …   Collocations dictionary

  • offhandedly — See offhand. * * * …   Universalium

  • offhandedly — adverb /ˌɑfˈhændədli/ in an offhand manner …   Wiktionary

  • offhandedly — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. nonchalantly, heedlessly, thoughtlessly; see carelessly , indifferently …   English dictionary for students

  • offhandedly — adv. carelessly, informally, extemporaneously, casually …   English contemporary dictionary

  • offhandedly — off·hand·ed·ly …   English syllables

  • upon the words offhandedly spoken — upon words spoken casually or carelessly, offhand    Upon the words offhandedly spoken by a lover we often rely, only to feel the sweetness of their promise disappear …   English idioms

  • offhand — offhandedly, adv. offhandedness, n. /awf hand , of /, adv. 1. cavalierly, curtly, or brusquely: to reply offhand. 2. without previous thought or preparation; extempore: to decide offhand to take a trip. adj. 3. informal, casual, curt, or brusque …   Universalium

  • 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

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