Definition of offhanded in English:



  • See offhand

    • ‘I quaked a little when I heard that, but he said it in such a casual, almost offhanded way, he made it seem possible.’
    • ‘Evan seemed suddenly confused, and for once didn't have an offhanded dismissal to offer up.’
    • ‘Kids were suddenly seen in a different light, with many schools hiring police, instituting weapons checks and scrutinizing every offhanded comment.’
    • ‘However, while the ideas expressed in these interviews may lack the benefits of hindsight, they do not come across as offhanded or unstudied.’
    • ‘‘Whatever,’ I dismissed him in an offhanded manner.’