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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
offhanded \offhanded\ adj.
1. same as offhand and off-the-cuff.
Syn: ad-lib, extemporaneous, extemporary, extempore, offhand,
off-the-cuff, unpremeditated, unrehearsed.
2. Without, or seeming to be without, plan or method; casual.
Syn: casual, offhand.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adv 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, offhandedly]
2: in a casually inconsiderate manner; "replied offhand, his
mind a million miles away"; "she threw him over offhandedly
without even a Dear-John letter" [syn: offhand,
adj 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"; "trying to
sound offhanded and reassuring"; "an off-the-cuff toast";
"a few unrehearsed comments" [syn: ad-lib,
extemporaneous, extemporary, extempore,
impromptu, offhand, offhanded, off-the-cuff,
2: casually thoughtless or inconsiderate; "an offhand manner";
"she treated most men with offhand contempt" [syn: offhand,
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