Synonyms for (adjective) offhanded

Synonyms: offhand, offhanded

Definition: casually thoughtless or inconsiderate

Usage: an offhand manner; she treated most men with offhand contempt

Similar words: careless

Definition: marked by lack of attention or consideration or forethought or thoroughness; not careful

Usage: careless about her clothes; forgotten by some careless person; a careless housekeeper; careless proofreading; it was a careless mistake; hurt by a careless remark


Synonyms: unrehearsed, impromptu, extemporaneous, extemporary, extempore, off-the-cuff, offhand, offhanded, ad-lib

Definition: with little or no preparation or forethought

Usage: his ad-lib comments showed poor judgment; an extemporaneous piano recital; an extemporary lecture; an extempore skit; an impromptu speech; offhand excuses; trying to sound offhanded and reassuring; an off-the-cuff toast; a few unrehearsed comments

Similar words: unprepared

Definition: without preparation; not prepared for

Usage: unprepared remarks; the shock was unprepared; our treaty makers approached their immensely difficult problems unprepared- R.E.Danielson