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1‘an offhand comment that she regretted almost immediately’
indifferent, casual, careless, uninterested, unconcerned, cool, distant, aloof, nonchalant, blasé, insouciant, offhanded, cavalier, glib, perfunctory, cursory, unceremonious, ungracious, curt, abrupt, terse, brusque, dismissive, discourteous, uncivil, impolite, rude
impromptu, off-the-cuff, spontaneous, extempore, unpremeditated, extemporaneous, unthinking, unstudied
informal off, offish, couldn't-care-less, take-it-or-leave-it
1‘I can't think of a better answer offhand’
without preparation, on the spur of the moment, without consideration, without checking, extempore, impromptu, ad lib
extemporaneously, without rehearsal, spontaneously
informal off the cuff, off the top of one's head, just like that, at the drop of a hat
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