offhand offhand  /ˈɔf ˈhænd/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) with little or no preparation or forethought
  2. (adj) casually thoughtless or inconsiderate
  3. (adv) without previous thought or preparation
  4. (adv) in a casually inconsiderate manner

Usage(s):

  1. I can't think of any offhand.
  2. Boganda was the son of a witch doctor and he liked to make offhand references to the fact that his father's rites included the eating of human flesh.
  3. Didn't always directly answer the questions but deflected and hedged with offhand subtlety.

News

  • Donald Trump Trashed On Twitter By ‘Modern Family’ Writer Danny Zuker

    Donald Trump was ravaged on Twitter by Modern Family writer Danny Zuker after the real estate mogul tried to make an offhand attack on China. Trump got the war of words kicked off with a comment about the dangers that China could pose to the United States in the near future. He tweeted: “I’ve been... Read more » Donald Trump Trashed On Twitter By ‘Modern Family’ Writer Danny Zuker is a post from ...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Inquisitr

Quotes

  1. "On the offhand chance she wasn't paying attention, I AM A GAY AMERICAN," McGreevey wrote, using capital letters and referencing the term he used to describe himself when he announced his resignation in August 2004.
    on Apr 23, 2007 By: James E McGreevey Source: USA Today

  2. Libby said it was the first time he had heard that, but that Cheney said it in "sort of an offhand manner, as a curiosity."
    on Feb 5, 2007 By: Vice President Dick Cheney Source: Houston Chronicle

  3. "Offhand, there are at least eight witnesses who implicated not only the First Gentleman, not only a former senator but other congressmen and other politicians and public works officials," Lacson told reporters.
    on Feb 4, 2009 By: Panfilo Lacson Source: Inquirer.net

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