extemporary

  • 1 Extemporary — Ex*tem po*ra*ry, a. 1. Extemporaneous. In extemporary prayer. Fuller. [1913 Webster] 2. Made for the occasion; for the time being. [Obs.] Extemporary habitations. Maundrell. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 extemporary — index impulsive (rash), spontaneous Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 3 extemporary — extemporary, extempore *extemporaneous, improvised, impromptu, offhand, unpremeditated Analogous words: & Contrasted words: see those at EXTEMPORANEOUS …

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  • 4 extemporary — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ spoken or done without preparation. DERIVATIVES extemporarily adverb extemporariness noun. ORIGIN from EXTEMPORE(Cf. ↑extempore) …

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  • 5 extemporary — [ek stem′pə rer΄ē, ikstem′pə rer΄ē] adj. EXTEMPORANEOUS SYN. IMPROMPTU extemporarily adv. extemporariness n …

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  • 6 extemporary — 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,… …

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  • 7 extemporary — adjective Date: 1596 extemporaneous • extemporarily adverb …

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  • 8 extemporary — extemporarily /ik stem peuh rair euh lee, rer /, adv. extemporariness, n. /ik stem peuh rer ee/, adj. 1. extemporaneous; extempore. 2. Obs. sudden; unexpected. [1600 10; EXTEMPORE + ARY] * * * …

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  • 9 extemporary — adjective Extemporaneous …

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  • 10 extemporary — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Spoken, performed, or composed with little or no preparation or forethought: ad lib, extemporaneous, extempore, impromptu, improvised, offhand, snap, spur of the moment, unrehearsed. Informal: off the cuff. See… …

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  • 11 extemporary — adj. spontaneous, impromptu, improvised …

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  • 12 extemporary — [ɪk stɛmp(ə)(rə)ri, ɛk ] adjective spoken or done without preparation. Derivatives extemporarily adverb extemporariness noun Origin C16: from extempore, on the pattern of temporary …

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  • 13 extemporary — a. Unpremeditated, off hand, extemporaneous, extempore, improvised …

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  • 14 extemporary — ex·tem·po·rary …

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  • 15 extemporary — ex•tem•po•rar•y [[t]ɪkˈstɛm pəˌrɛr i[/t]] adj. extemporaneous • Etymology: 1600–10 ex•tem po•rar′i•ly ˈrɛər ə li, ˈrɛr adv …

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  • 16 extemporary — /əkˈstɛmpərəri/ (say uhk stempuhruhree), /ɛk / (say ek ), / prəri/ (say pruhree) adjective 1. extemporaneous; extempore. 2. Obsolete sudden; unexpected. –extemporarily, adverb –extemporariness, noun …

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  • 17 extemporary — adj. = EXTEMPORANEOUS. Derivatives: extemporarily adv. extemporariness n …

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  • 18 extemporary, extemporaneous — ▶ adjective an extemporaneous address.: See extempore …

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  • 19 extempore — extemporary, extempore *extemporaneous, improvised, impromptu, offhand, unpremeditated Analogous words: & Contrasted words: see those at EXTEMPORANEOUS …

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  • 20 extemporarily — extemporary ► ADJECTIVE ▪ spoken or done without preparation. DERIVATIVES extemporarily adverb extemporariness noun. ORIGIN from EXTEMPORE(Cf. ↑extempore) …

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