What are some opposite words for ad-lib?

Antonyms for ad-lib
ædˈlɪb, ˈæd-

This page is about all possible antonyms and opposite words for the term ad-lib.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ad-lib(adj)

    remark made spontaneously without prior preparation

    "his ad-libs got him in trouble with the politicians"

    Antonyms:
    scripted, prepared, written

  2. ad-lib, extemporaneous, extemporary, extempore, impromptu, offhand, offhanded, off-the-cuff, unrehearsed(adj)

    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"

    Antonyms:
    prepared, written, scripted

    Synonyms:
    unwritten, unrehearsed, off-the-cuff, extemporaneous, extempore, offhand, spontaneous, extemporary, impromptu, offhanded

  3. ad-lib, spontaneous, unwritten(verb)

    said or done without having been planned or written in advance

    "he made a few ad-lib remarks"

    Antonyms:
    written, scripted, prepared

    Synonyms:
    unwritten, unrehearsed, oral, off-the-cuff, extemporaneous, extempore, self-generated, offhand, spontaneous, extemporary, impromptu, offhanded

  4. improvise, improvize, ad-lib, extemporize, extemporise(adverb)

    perform without preparation

    "he extemporized a speech at the wedding"

    Antonyms:
    scripted, written, prepared

    Synonyms:
    improvize, extemporise, improvise, extemporize

  5. ad lib, ad libitum, spontaneously, impromptu(adverb)

    without advance preparation

    "he spoke ad lib"

    Antonyms:
    written, scripted, prepared

    Synonyms:
    ad libitum, spontaneously, impromptu, ad lib

How to use ad-lib in a sentence?

  1. Madison Cawthorn:

    Cry more, lib.

  2. Mike Finn:

    In some ways, (Cameron) was protected by the Lib Dems as the leader of a coalition government. It protected him from the right wing of his party, he is going to have to face up to some of his demands from his right that previously he has not had to accede to.

  3. Jordan Peele:

    I consider The Stepford Wives social thrillers, the Stepford Wives're about gender and the women's lib movement and that civil rights movement, but The Stepford Wives're also entertaining mysteries. I figured we could make a' Rosemary's Baby/Stepford Wives' of race.

  4. Growth President David McIntosh:

    As president, you can't govern by ad lib, tell us exactly what would you do on health care.

  5. Kirstie Alley:

    OK wait a minute wait just a minute. Is twitter actually censoring everything at this point that they disagree with? And making news outlets the powers that be?? Look at this! GOP or LIB is THIS your America?

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