Curt or Casual in Manner
What’s curt or casual in manner clues in crossword? The answer is OFFHAND.
adjective: offhand; adjective: off-hand; adjective: offhanded
1. ungraciously or offensively nonchalant or cool in manner.
Example: “his offhand way of talking”
synonyms offhand: casual, careless, uninterested, unconcerned, indifferent, cool, nonchalant, blasé, aloof, insouciant, cavalier, glib, perfunctory, cursory, unceremonious, ungracious, dismissive, discourteous, uncivil, impolite, terse, abrupt, curt
adverb: offhand; adverb: off-hand
1. without previous thought or consideration.
Example: “I can’t think of a better answer offhand”
In this off-hand manner of constituting a Parliament, we detect the mingled daring of the Puritan and the Soldier.
Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 378, April, 1847
He tried to speak in an off-hand manner, as though it was a usual thing to do.
Tales of Space and Time, Herbert George Wells
Then he took her hand, in order to appear kind and to deal with the matter in an off-hand way.
Geoffrey Hampstead, Thomas Stinson Jarvis