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Synonyms for impromptu
ɪmˈprɒmp tu, -tyu

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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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. impromptunoun

    an extemporaneous speech or remark

    "a witty impromptu must not sound premeditated"


  2. impromptuadjective

    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, unrehearsedadverb

    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, impromptuadverb

    without advance preparation

    "he spoke ad lib"

    ad libitum, spontaneously, ad lib


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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. impromptuadjective

    extempore, unpremeditated, off-hand

  2. impromptuadjective

    extempore, off-hand, without premeditation

  3. impromptunoun

    improvisation, extemporaneous effusion

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. impromptuadjective

    improvised, offhand, extempore, extemporaneous

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How to use impromptu in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. Walker Stalker Founder:

    From impromptu bowling with Christian Serratos to a legendary late-night panel with Norman Reedus, last year’s cruisers had a trip they’ll never forget, we can’t wait to show them what we have planned this year.

  3. Ammie Kalan:

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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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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