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Definition of "off-handed" []

  • Negligent, neglectful, careless, unmindful, inattentive, uncaring, insouciant, indifferent, casual, slapdash, lax, perfunctory, superficial, sluttish, untidy, slovenly, uncircumspect (adjective)
  • Note that, according to Partridge, 'off-handed is unnecessary for off-hand; off-handedly is unnecessary for off-hand. These terms may be written as one word.' (adjective)

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Use "off-handed" in a sentence
  • "Rather, the entire story of the missing insurance fraudster is seemingly a red herring, an excuse to tell a story about Bellamy and his compulsive work ethic, his off-handed destructiveness toward the people in his life and his seeming cluelessness about himself."
  • "In fact, I remember discussing it with another girl from the trip on the plane ride home after being verbally attacked by a different group member for some off-handed comment about how abortion takes the life of a person."
  • "Most spammer/scammers use language and grammar that is so obviously bad that even the most off-handed person would catch it."