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off·hand

 (ôf′hănd′, ŏf′-)
adv.
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.

off′hand′ed·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.offhandedly - 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.offhandedly - in a casually inconsiderate manner; "replied offhand, his mind a million miles away"; "she threw him over offhandedly without even a Dear-John letter"
Translations
بصورَةٍ إرْتِجاليَّه
ókurteisislega
düşünmedenhazırlıksız

offhandedly

[ɒfˈhændɪdlɪ] ADV
1. (= casually) → a la ligera
he dealt with the whole matter very offhandedlytrató todo el asunto muy a la ligera
"we were just playing," I said as offhandedly as I could-sólo estábamos jugando -dije en el tono más despreocupado que pude
2. (= cavalierly) [reply, behave] → displicentemente
to treat sb offhandedlytratar a algn con displicencia

offhandedly

offhandedly

[ˈɒfˈhændɪdlɪ] adv (see adj) → con disinvoltura, sgarbatamente

off

(of) adverb
1. away (from a place, time etc). He walked off; She cut her hair off; The holidays are only a week off; She took off her coat.
2. not working; not giving power etc. The water's off; Switch off the light.
3. not at work. He's taking tomorrow off; He's off today.
4. completely. Finish off your work.
5. not as good as usual, or as it should be. His work has gone off recently
6. (of food) rotten. This milk has gone off – we can't drink it; (also adjective) That meat is certainly off.
7. out of a vehicle, train etc. The bus stopped and we got off.
8. cancelled. The marriage is off.
preposition
1. away from; down from. It fell off the table; a mile off the coast; He cut about five centimetres off my hair.
2. not wanting or allowed to have (food etc). The child is off his food.
3. out of (a vehicle, train etc). We got off the bus.
ˌoff-ˈchance noun
a slight chance. We waited, on the off-chance (that) he might come.
ˌoff-ˈcolour , (American) ˌoff-ˈcolor adjective
not very well. She's a bit off-colour this morning.
ˌoffˈhand adjective
acting or speaking so casually that one is being rude. offhand behaviour.
adverb
without thinking about something first. I can't tell you the answer offhand.
ˌoffˈhandedly adverb
ˌoffˈhandedness noun
ˌoffˈshore adjective
1. in or on the sea, not far from the coast. offshore oil-wells.
2. (of winds) blowing away from the coast, out to sea.
ˌoffˈside adverb
(in football, hockey etc) in a position (not allowed by the rules) between the ball and the opponents' goal. The referee disallowed the goal because one of the players was offside.
adjective
(of a vehicle etc) on the side nearest to the centre of the road. the front offside wheel.
ˌoff-ˈwhite adjective
not quite white, eg slightly yellow etc. an off-white dress.
badly, well off
poor, rich. The family was quite well off.
be off with you!
go away!.
in the offing
about to happen. He has a new job in the offing.
off and on / on and off
sometimes; occasionally. I see him off and on at the club.
the off season the period, at a hotel, holiday resort etc, when there are few visitors: It's very quiet here in the off season; adjective (etc)
off-season rates.
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