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Definition of offhand adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

offhand

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˌɒfˈhænd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɔːfˈhænd//
 
, NAmE//ˌɑːfˈhænd//
 
 
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(disapproving) not showing much interest in somebody/something an offhand manner He was very offhand with me.Extra examples How can you be so offhand about something so important? She was trying hard to sound offhand. ‘Yes, of course,’ she replied in an offhand manner. He was struck by the woman’s offhand tone. He was surprisingly offhand with me. She seemed offhand about the danger involved.
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