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offhand

offhand - Dictionary definition and meaning for word offhand

Definition
(adj) with little or no preparation or forethought
Example Sentence
  • 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

Definition
(adj) casually thoughtless or inconsiderate
Synonyms : offhanded
Example Sentence
  • an offhand manner
  • she treated most men with offhand contempt

Definition
(adv) without previous thought or preparation
Synonyms : offhanded , offhandedly
Example Sentence
  • couldn't give the figures offhand
  • we decided offhand to go to Canada
  • she had made these remarks offhandedly

Definition
(adv) in a casually inconsiderate manner
Synonyms : offhanded , offhandedly
Example Sentence
  • replied offhand, his mind a million miles away
  • she threw him over offhandedly without even a Dear-John letter

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for offhand

offhand - hands on means experience, you have prepared for that , so off hands means something without preparation
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by bhavanasrini

offhand = off + hand = Not take in hand ( work ) = unimportant work = casual work
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by rajpt_007

i am taking my hand off from this.means i am not intrested in that
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by gdabli

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by gdabli

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