in a casually inconsiderate manner
she threw him over offhandedly without even a Dear-John letter
replied offhand, his mind a million miles away
without previous thought or preparation
she had made these remarks offhandedly
we decided offhand to go to Canada
couldn't give the figures offhand
with little or no preparation or forethought
his ad-lib comments showed poor judgment
an extemporary lecture
an extempore skit
a few unrehearsed comments
trying to sound offhanded and reassuring
an off-the-cuff toast
an extemporaneous piano recital
an impromptu speech
casually thoughtless or inconsiderate
an offhand manner
she treated most men with offhand contempt
How To Use offhanded In A Sentence
- There is a certain irritating sort of journalist - perhaps unfairly, Zoe Williams of the Guardian is the first name that springs to mind - who affects an adolescent offhandedness in his of her writing. Simon Titley: Against jargon
- she threw him over offhandedly without even a Dear-John letter
- I offhandedly expostulated whilst continuing to read her two page monologue.
- trying to sound offhanded and reassuring
- Everyone in these offhanded portraits looked fabulous, in a debauched and groovy way, and even the characters who weren't familiar looked as they though should be, somewhere under the smeared mascara and opiated grins. The Club Everyone Wanted to Be In
- He examines my belay and says offhandedly, ‘Guess I won't fall.’
- When close to the whale, in the very death-lock of the fight, he handled his unpitying lance coolly and offhandedly as a whistling tinker his hammer.
- she had made these remarks offhandedly
- Consider for a moment that we may be watching for the wrong thing; it's not at all about the political issues, cameos or adlibs, but a dramatic story that unfolds so offhandedly it catches us unaware.
- ‘If nothing else you have gall,’ he nodded and she gave a Cheshire smile to the offhanded compliment as he lit his cigar, the smell of it immediately coming to her attention.