offhandedly offhandedly


  1. (adv) without previous thought or preparation
  2. (adv) in a casually inconsiderate manner



  1. It may also be that a mainstream movie doesn't dare consider more than offhandedly the radical alternatives to an official policy.
  2. Like many historic mistakes, Executive Order 9066 won approval almost offhandedly.


  • Do Not Sleep With Someone Who Says This to You

    In this month's Marie Claire, Whitney Joiner identifies a familiar type: the twenty- or thirtysomething who eschews condoms because he just doesn't feel like the type of guy who gets AIDS.  "People like us don't get STDs," Joiner's lover said to her offhandedly. "You know: White. Heterosexual. Middle-class. It's all blown out of ... More »        
    on August 14, 2013     Source: New York Magazine


  1. "He actually suggested that name to me," Raschke said. "I offhandedly rejected it because it didn't sound German -- and it sounded kind of bizarre. So I thought, 'No, I have a German name. I'll use my own name. My last name anyway.'"
    on Jun 8, 2007 By: Baron Von Raschke Source:

  2. But Rep. JD Hayworth, R-Ariz., said it was "inconceivable to me that Secretary Ridge is speaking for the Bush administration when he unilaterally and offhandedly suggests such a radical policy reversal that is guaranteed to encounter strong...
    on Dec 10, 2003 By: JD Hayworth Source:

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