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Without preparation or forethought; extemporaneously: Offhand, I can't think of his name.
adj. also off·hand·ed (-hănd′ĭd)
Performed or expressed without preparation or forethought: an offhand suggestion.
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|Adj.||1.||offhanded - with little or no preparation or forethought; "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"|
unprepared - without preparation; not prepared for; "unprepared remarks"; "the shock was unprepared"; "our treaty makers approached their immensely difficult problems unprepared"- R.E.Danielson
|2.||offhanded - casually thoughtless or inconsiderate; "an offhand manner"; "she treated most men with offhand contempt"|
careless - marked by lack of attention or consideration or forethought or thoroughness; not careful; "careless about her clothes"; "forgotten by some careless person"; "a careless housekeeper"; "careless proofreading"; "it was a careless mistake"; "hurt by a careless remark"
|Adv.||1.||offhanded - without previous thought or preparation; "couldn't give the figures offhand"; "we decided offhand to go to Canada"; "she had made these remarks offhandedly"|
|2.||offhanded - in a casually inconsiderate manner; "replied offhand, his mind a million miles away"; "she threw him over offhandedly without even a Dear-John letter"|
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