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Synonyms for impromptu
ɪmˈprɒmp tu, -tyu

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. impromptu(noun)

    an extemporaneous speech or remark

    "a witty impromptu must not sound premeditated"


  2. impromptu(adj)

    a short musical passage that seems to have been made spontaneously without advance preparation


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

    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"

    unwritten, unrehearsed, ad-lib, off-the-cuff, extemporaneous, extempore, offhand, spontaneous, extemporary, offhanded


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

    without advance preparation

    "he spoke ad lib"

    ad libitum, spontaneously, ad lib


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. impromptu

    Extemporaneous, originally signifying of or from the time or occasion, has come to mean done or made with but little (if any) preparation, and is now chiefly applied to addresses of which the thought has been prepared, and only the language and incidental treatment left to the suggestion of the moment, so that an extemporaneous speech is understood to be any one that is not read or recited; impromptu keeps its original sense, denoting something that springs from the instant; the impromptu utterance is generally brief, direct, and vigorous; the extemporaneous speech may chance to be prosy. Offhand is still more emphatic as to the readiness and freedom of the utterance. Unpremeditated is graver and more formal, denoting absolute want of preparation, but is rather too heavy a word to be applied to such apt, ready utterance as is generally designated by impromptu.

    extemporaneous, extemporary, extempore, improvised, offhand, unpremeditated

    elaborated, premeditated, prepared, read, recited, studied, written

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. impromptu(a.)

    extempore, unpremeditated, off-hand

  2. impromptu(ad.)

    extempore, off-hand, without premeditation

  3. impromptu(n.)

    improvisation, extemporaneous effusion

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. impromptu(a)

    improvised, offhand, extempore, extemporaneous

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    improvised, off-the-cuff, extemporaneous, makeshift, unpredictable

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How to use impromptu in a sentence?

  1. Ammie Kalan:

    Play behavior is a little less structured, a little more impromptu.

  2. Maine Gov. Paul LePage:

    I was going impromptu in my brain, didn't catch up to my mouth. Instead of saying, 'Maine women,' I said, 'White women.' I'm not going to apologize to the Maine women for that because if you go to Maine you will see we are essentially 95% white.

  3. Lady Gagas:

    Bradley Cooper love interest in the movie. After the event, Bradley Cooper made a call to Lady Gagas agent inquiring about an impromptu audition for the part and the singer agreed, according to W Magazine. The second that I saw Bradley Cooper I was like, Have I known you my whole life ? It was an instant connection, instant understanding of one another.

  4. Mike Sonko:

    During the impromptu visit, I uncovered 12 bodies of infants who died at Pumwani Maternity Hospital mysteriously and their bodies hidden in boxes and paper bags inside a room.

  5. John Kirby:

    The only time I've seen something declassified in this fashion is an impromptu and ill-considered comment publicly, as in a speech or interview, certainly not as the result of a private, official meeting.

Translations for impromptu

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  • ارتجالاArabic
  • improviseretDanish
  • improvisiert, ImpromptuGerman
  • αυτοσχεδιασμός, αυτοσχέδιος, πρόχειροςGreek
  • improvisadoSpanish
  • impromptu, improvisoitu, improvisaatioFinnish
  • impromptuFrench
  • հանպատրաստիցArmenian
  • mendadakIndonesian
  • improvvisata, improvvisatoItalian
  • 即興Japanese
  • impromptuDutch
  • improvisertNorwegian
  • spontaniczny, improwizowanyPolish
  • imprevistaPortuguese
  • непродуманный, произвольный, импровизация, импровизированный, спонтанный, случайный, экспромтRussian
  • improviseradSwedish
  • முன்னேற்பாடற்றTamil
  • önceden tasarlanmadan, hemen o anda yapılıveren, hazırlıksız, doğaçlamaTurkish
  • 即興Chinese

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