Synonyms for (noun) ad-lib

Synonyms: ad-lib

Definition: remark made spontaneously without prior preparation

Usage: his ad-libs got him in trouble with the politicians

Similar words: input, remark, comment

Definition: a statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief or adds information

Usage: from time to time she contributed a personal comment on his account

Synonyms for (verb) ad-lib

Synonyms: ad-lib, extemporise, extemporize, improvise, improvize

Definition: perform without preparation

Usage: he extemporized a speech at the wedding

Similar words: do, perform, execute

Definition: carry out or perform an action

Usage: John did the painting, the weeding, and he cleaned out the gutters; the skater executed a triple pirouette; she did a little dance

Synonyms for (adjective) ad-lib

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


Synonyms: unwritten, spontaneous, ad-lib

Definition: said or done without having been planned or written in advance

Usage: he made a few ad-lib remarks

Similar words: unscripted

Definition: not furnished with or using a script

Usage: unrehearsed and unscript spot interviews; unscripted talk shows