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English definition of “offhand”

offhand

adjective     /ˌɒfˈhænd/ US  /ˌɑːf-/ (UK informal offish)
not friendly , and showing little interest in other people in a way that seems slightly rude : I hope I didn't appear offhand with her - it's just that I was in such a hurry .Not being friendlyNot saying muchBlunt and direct in speech and behaviour offhandedly     /-ˈhæn.dɪd.li/ adverb Not being friendlyNot saying muchBlunt and direct in speech and behaviour offhandedness     /-ˈhæn.dɪd.nəs/ noun [U] Not being friendlyNot saying muchBlunt and direct in speech and behaviour
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