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Synonyms for ad-lib
ædˈlɪb, ˈæd-ad-lib

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  1. ad-libadjective

    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, unrehearsedadjective

    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"

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

    Antonyms:
    prepared, written, scripted

  3. ad-lib, spontaneous, unwrittenverb

    said or done without having been planned or written in advance

    "he made a few ad-lib remarks"

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

    Antonyms:
    written, scripted, prepared

  4. improvise, improvize, ad-lib, extemporize, extemporiseadverb

    perform without preparation

    "he extemporized a speech at the wedding"

    Synonyms:
    improvize, extemporise, improvise, extemporize

    Antonyms:
    scripted, written, prepared

  5. ad lib, ad libitum, spontaneously, impromptuadverb

    without advance preparation

    "he spoke ad lib"

    Synonyms:
    ad libitum, spontaneously, impromptu, ad lib

    Antonyms:
    written, scripted, prepared

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How to use ad-lib in a sentence?

  1. 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?

  2. Madison Cawthorn:

    Cry more, lib.

  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. 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.

  5. Margaret Thatcher:

    I owe nothing to Women's Lib.


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