dict.org

The DICT Development Group


Search for:
Search type:
Database:

Database copyright information
Server information


3 definitions found
 for extemporaneous
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Extemporaneous \Ex*tem`po*ra"ne*ous\, a. [See Extempore.]
     Composed, performed, or uttered on the spur of the moment, or
     without previous study; unpremeditated; off-hand; ad-lib;
     extempore; extemporary; as, an extemporaneous address or
     production. -- Ex*tem`po*ra"ne*ous*ly, adv. --
     Ex*tem`po*ra"ne*ous*ness,n.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  extemporaneous
      adj 1: 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" [syn: ad-lib,
             extemporaneous, extemporary, extempore,
             impromptu, offhand, offhanded, off-the-cuff,
             unrehearsed]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  52 Moby Thesaurus words for "extemporaneous":
     ad lib, ad libitum, ad-lib, casual, caught napping,
     caught off balance, caught short, extemporary, extempore,
     extemporized, haphazard, hasty, impromptu, improvisatorial,
     improvise, improvised, improviso, impulsive, informal, jury-rigged,
     makeshift, off the cuff, off-the-cuff, offhand, precipitate,
     rough-and-ready, snap, spontaneous, spur-of-the-moment, stopgap,
     surprised, taken aback, taken by surprise, taken unawares,
     tripped up, unarranged, unbegun, unconcocted, uncontrived,
     undeliberated, undevised, unhatched, unmade, unmanufactured,
     unorganized, unplanned, unpremeditated, unprepared, unprimed,
     unready, unrehearsed, unstudied
  
  

Contact=webmaster@dict.org Specification=RFC 2229