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adverb as in nonchalantly

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I thought it was kind of an offhand comment, but when I expressed to her that it was a stupid thing to say, she doubled down, saying I need to be a size 10, or even better a size 8 — which I've never been in my life — for my wedding.

She said it casually, offhandedly, and I think it was supposed to be a kind of wink-wink joke.

Leaving Tony free to admit somewhat offhandedly that he has become a "textbook narcissist"?

He asked me a question back, quite offhandedly, and for the time being let the matter rest there.

The conductor answered even more offhandedly: "About two hours late—and losin'."

But it's an upsetting conclusion to ask a man of my generation offhandedly to accept.

"Lots of ladies burn them in their boudoirs nowadays," explained Winter offhandedly.

Japan's ideal cannot be offhandedly condemned as immoral, pernicious, or illegitimate.


On this page you'll find 6 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to offhandedly, such as: carelessly, heedlessly, indifferently, and thoughtlessly.

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