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Offhandedly

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Adverb

1. offhand, offhanded, offhandedly

without previous thought or preparation

Example Sentences:
'couldn't give the figures offhand'
'we decided offhand to go to Canada'
'she had made these remarks offhandedly'

2. offhand, offhanded, offhandedly

in a casually inconsiderate manner

Example Sentences:
'replied offhand, his mind a million miles away'
'she threw him over offhandedly without even a Dear-John letter'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


Offhandedly

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adjective, adverb also: offhanded
1. 
without care, thought, or consideration; sometimes, brusque or ungracious
an offhand manner
2. 
without preparation or warning; impromptu

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Offhandedly

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adverb
1. 
without prior preparation or study; at once; extemporaneously
adjective
2. 
said or done offhand; extemporaneous; unpremeditated
3. 
casual, curt, informal, brusque, etc.

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Offhandedly

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adv.
Without preparation or forethought; extemporaneously: Offhand, I can't think of his name.
adj. also off·hand·ed (-hăndĭd)
Performed or expressed without preparation or forethought: an offhand suggestion.

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