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Overview of adj off-hand

The adj offhand has 2 senses

  • ad-lib, extemporaneous, extemporary, extempore, impromptu, offhand, offhanded, off-the-cuff, unrehearsed -- (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")

  • offhand, offhanded -- (casually thoughtless or inconsiderate; "an offhand manner"; "she treated most men with offhand contempt")

Overview of adv off-hand

The adv off-hand has 1 sense

  • off-hand, ex tempore -- (without preparation; "I don't know the figures off-hand")

The adv offhand has 2 senses

  • offhand, offhanded, offhandedly -- (without previous thought or preparation; "couldn't give the figures offhand"; "we decided offhand to go to Canada"; "she had made these remarks offhandedly")

  • offhand, offhanded, offhandedly -- (in a casually inconsiderate manner; "replied offhand, his mind a million miles away"; "she threw him over offhandedly without even a Dear-John letter")