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synonyms for offhandedly

  • carelessly
  • heedlessly
  • indifferently
  • thoughtlessly
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How to use offhandedly in a sentence

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.
CAROLYN HAX: BRIDE’S MOM HAS A ‘TOXIC’ ATTITUDE ABOUT HER DAUGHTER’S WEIGHTCAROLYN HAXNOVEMBER 5, 2020WASHINGTON POST
He asked me a question back, quite offhandedly, and for the time being let the matter rest there.
THE PRAIRIE WIFEARTHUR STRINGER
The conductor answered even more offhandedly: "About two hours late—and losin'."
EXCUSE ME!RUPERT HUGHES
But it's an upsetting conclusion to ask a man of my generation offhandedly to accept.
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"Lots of ladies burn them in their boudoirs nowadays," explained Winter offhandedly.
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Japan's ideal cannot be offhandedly condemned as immoral, pernicious, or illegitimate.
THE INSIDE STORY OF THE PEACE CONFERENCEEMILE JOSEPH DILLON
"I should not imagine that she is your sort, anyway," he said offhandedly.
A BACHELOR HUSBANDRUBY M. AYRES
Mallory acknowledged the greeting, and asked offhandedly: "By the way, how's she running?"
EXCUSE ME!RUPERT HUGHES
"Just remaking life a little for her," replied the other offhandedly.
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"'Bout twelve 'undred a year," said Kipps, more offhandedly than ever.
KIPPSH. G. WELLS
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WORDS RELATED TO OFFHANDEDLY

  • haphazardly
  • hastily
  • inattentively
  • incautiously
  • irresponsibly
  • neglectfully
  • negligently
  • nonchalantly
  • offhandedly
  • rashly
  • sloppily
  • thoughtlessly
  • unconcernedly
  • unmindfully
  • without care
  • without concern
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.