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See definition of offhand on Dictionary.com
  • adj.abrupt, careless
  • adj.ad-lib, extemporaneous

synonyms for offhand

  • casual
  • curt
  • easygoing
  • folksy
  • glib
  • perfunctory
  • aloof
  • breezy
  • brusque
  • cavalier
  • cool
  • informal
  • laid-back
  • mellow
  • unceremonious
  • unconcerned
  • uninterested
See also synonyms for: offhandedly

antonyms for offhand

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  • calculated
  • careful
  • considered
  • deliberate
  • planned
  • practiced
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How to use offhand in a sentence

I didn't much like his offhand way of asking; not that it wasn't a perfectly legitimate query.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
Offhand, I would say that the train passed over his body some several hours after his death.
HOODED DETECTIVE, VOLUME III NO. 2, JANUARY, 1942VARIOUS
But he meets only with an offhand denial, couched in words of scant courtesy.
THE LAND OF FIREMAYNE REID
It may strike the reader that an offhand statement like the foregoing relates to a proceeding of no special difficulty or peril.
THE LIFE OF KIT CARSONEDWARD S. ELLIS
She could hardly be a woman if she did not; and in her airy, elusive, offhand demeanour she was very much of a woman indeed.
THE WELL-BELOVEDTHOMAS HARDY
“Pretty offhand, that chap,” remarked Harry, as they walked along the broad dusty road towards the town.
THE LUCK OF GERARD RIDGELEYBERTRAM MITFORD
And now this man with his offhand friendliness, who was thus holding him out a helping hand, seemed as an angel sent from heaven.
THE LUCK OF GERARD RIDGELEYBERTRAM MITFORD
If I had been asked offhand how much time that Sacramento job would use up, I should have said another three months, at least.
THE TERMS OF SURRENDERLOUIS TRACY
When he failed to accomplish this laudable purpose offhand, they became violent, and threatened to burn him alive.
THE TERMS OF SURRENDERLOUIS TRACY
Apparently Thomas himself was not to be killed offhand: the jolting journey was continuing interminably.
THE GREAT DOME ON MERCURYARTHUR LEO ZAGAT
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WORDS RELATED TO OFFHAND

  • according to pleasure
  • ad-lib
  • as one thinks best
  • as one wishes
  • at will
  • extemporaneous
  • freely
  • impromptu
  • improvised
  • impulsive
  • made-up
  • off-the-cuff
  • offhand
  • spontaneously
  • unrehearsed
  • without restraint
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.