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offhand

off·hand

offhand

 
 
pronunciation:
awf haend
parts of speech:
adverb, adjective
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part of speech: adverb
definition: without advance planning or thought; casually.
I was shocked when he told me offhand that my job was in danger.
synonyms:
casually
similar words:
ad lib, impromptu
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: done or made without previous thought or preparation.
It was an offhand remark that he later regretted.
synonyms:
casual, chance, glib, unplanned
similar words:
abrupt, accidental, ad-lib, careless, extemporaneous, impromptu, impulsive, perfunctory, random, spontaneous
definition 2: casual, unceremonious, or brusque.
synonyms:
abrupt, casual, informal, perfunctory, unceremonious
similar words:
bluff, brisk, brusque, cavalier, curt, easygoing, flippant, laid-back, nonchalant, snippy
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derivations: offhanded (adj.), offhandedly (adv.), offhandedness (n.)
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