Meaning of 'ad-lib'

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Meaning of ‘ad-lib’

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with little or no preparation or forethought

Example: "Their ad-lib comments showed poor judgment."

Synonyms: impromptu


said or done without having been planned or written in advance

Example: "The speaker opened with a few ad-lib remarks."

Synonyms: spontaneous unwritten


remark made spontaneously without prior preparation

Example: "The candidates' ad-libs got them in trouble with the politicians."


to perform without preparation

Example: "I ad-libbed the performance."

Synonyms: improvise improvize extemporize extemporise

Source: WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University

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