extemporaneous

  • 1 extemporaneous — extemporaneous, extempore, extemporary, improvised, impromptu, offhand, unpremeditated mean composed, concocted, devised, or done at the moment rather than beforehand. Extemporaneous, extempore, and extemporary in their more general applications… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 2 Extemporaneous — Ex*tem po*ra ne*ous, a. [See {Extempore}.] Composed, performed, or uttered on the spur of the moment, or without previous study; unpremeditated; off hand; ad lib; extempore; extemporary; as, an extemporaneous address or production. {Ex*tem po*ra… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 extemporaneous — [eks΄tem΄ pə rā′nē əs, ik stem΄pə rā′nē əs] adj. [LL extemporaneus: see EXTEMPORE] 1. made, done, or spoken without any preparation; unpremeditated; offhand [an extemporaneous speech] 2. spoken with some preparation but not written out or… …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 extemporaneous — index ad hoc, impulsive (rash), informal, spontaneous, unpremeditated Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 extemporaneous — (adj.) 1650s (earlier extemporal, 1560s), from M.L. extemporaneus, from L. ex tempore (see EXTEMPORE (Cf. extempore)). Related: Extemporaneously …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 extemporaneous — / extemporary [adj] unrehearsed, improvised ad hoc, ad lib, at first glance, automatic, by ear*, casual, expedient, extempore, free, immediate, impromptu, improv*, improvisatory, improviso, informal, jamming*, made up, makeshift, offhand, off the …

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  • 7 extemporaneous — extemporaneously, adv. extemporaneousness, extemporaneity /ik stem peuh reuh nee i tee/, n. /ik stem peuh ray nee euhs/, adj. 1. done, spoken, performed, etc., without special advance preparation; impromptu: an extemporaneous speech. 2.… …

    Universalium

  • 8 extemporaneous — ex•tem•po•ra•ne•ous [[t]ɪkˌstɛm pəˈreɪ ni əs[/t]] adj. 1) done, spoken, or performed without preparation; impromptu: an extemporaneous speech[/ex] 2) prepared in advance but delivered using few or no notes: extemporaneous lectures[/ex] 3)… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 9 extemporaneous — adjective Etymology: Late Latin extemporaneus, from Latin ex tempore Date: 1673 1. a. (1) composed, performed, or uttered on the spur of the moment ; impromptu < an extemporaneous comment > (2) carefully prepared but delivered without notes or… …

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  • 10 extemporaneous — /əkstɛmpəˈreɪniəs/ (say uhkstempuh rayneeuhs), /ɛk / (say ek ) adjective 1. done or spoken extempore; impromptu: an extemporaneous speech. 2. speaking or performing extempore. 3. made for the occasion, as a shelter. 4. Pharmacy of or relating to… …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 11 extemporaneous — See extemporaneous, impromptu …

    Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • 12 extemporaneous — ex|tem|po|ra|ne|ous [ıkˌstempəˈreıniəs] adj formal [Date: 1600 1700; : Late Latin; Origin: extemporaneus, from Latin ex tempore; EXTEMPORE] spoken or done without any preparation or practice = ↑impromptu ▪ an extemporaneous speech… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 extemporaneous — ex|tem|po|ra|ne|ous [ ık,stempə reıniəs ] adjective FORMAL said or done without preparing or practicing: an extemporaneous speech ╾ ex|tem|po|ra|ne|ous|ly adverb ╾ ex|tem|po|ra|ne|ous|ness noun uncount …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 extemporaneous — adjective spoken or done without any preparation or practice: an extemporaneous speech extemporaneously adverb extemporaneousness noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 extemporaneous — UK [ɪkˌstempəˈreɪnɪəs] / US adjective formal said or done without preparing or practising an extemporaneous speech Derived words: extemporaneously adverb extemporaneousness noun uncountable …

    English dictionary

  • 16 extemporaneous — adjective /əkˌstɛmpɚˈeɪniəs,ɛkˌsɛm.pɜː(ɹ)ˈeɪn.i.əs/ without preparation or advanced thought; offhand Syn: extemporal, improvised See Also: extemporize, extemporaneousness …

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  • 17 extemporaneous — Synonyms and related words: ad lib, ad libitum, ad lib, casual, caught napping, caught off balance, caught short, extemporary, extempore, extemporized, haphazard, hasty, impromptu, improvisatorial, improvise, improvised, improviso, impulsive,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 18 extemporaneous — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. unpremeditated, spontaneous, extempore, improvised, impromptu, offhand, unprepared. See impulse, unpreparedness. Ant., planned, rehearsed. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. spontaneous, unpremeditated,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 19 extemporaneous — ex·tem·po·ra·ne·ous || ek‚stempÉ™ reɪnɪəs adj. spontaneous, impromptu, improvised …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 20 extemporaneous — [ɪkˌstɛmpə reɪnɪəs, ɛk ] adjective another term for extemporary. Derivatives extemporaneously adverb extemporaneousness noun …

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