Synonyms of ad lib


1. ad-lib, remark, comment, input

usage: remark made spontaneously without prior preparation; "his ad-libs got him in trouble with the politicians"


1. improvise, improvize, ad-lib, extemporize, extemporise, perform, execute, do

usage: perform without preparation; "he extemporized a speech at the wedding"


1. ad-lib, extemporaneous, extemporary, extempore, impromptu, offhand, offhanded, off-the-cuff, unrehearsed, unprepared (vs. prepared)

usage: 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"

2. ad-lib, spontaneous, unwritten, unscripted (vs. scripted)

usage: said or done without having been planned or written in advance; "he made a few ad-lib remarks"


1. ad lib, ad libitum, spontaneously, impromptu

usage: without advance preparation; "he spoke ad lib"

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