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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 off·hand /ˈɔfˈhænd, ˌhænd/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Off·hand a. Instant; unprepared; ready; extemporaneous; unrehearsed; as, an offhand speech; offhand excuses; an offhand comment. -- adv. In an offhand manner; as, he replied offhand.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: with little or no preparation or forethought; "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"
             [syn: ad-lib, extemporaneous, extemporary, extempore,
              impromptu, offhanded, off-the-cuff, unrehearsed]
      2: casually thoughtless or inconsiderate; "an offhand manner";
         "she treated most men with offhand contempt" [syn: offhanded]
      adv 1: without previous thought or preparation; "couldn't give the
             figures offhand"; "we decided offhand to go to
             Canada"; "she had made these remarks offhandedly"
             [syn: offhanded, offhandedly]
      2: in a casually inconsiderate manner; "replied offhand, his
         mind a million miles away"; "she threw him over
         offhandedly without even a Dear-John letter" [syn: offhanded,

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adv : without preparation; "I don't know the figures off-hand"
            [syn: ex tempore]