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Meaning of EXTEMPORANEOUS

Pronunciation:  ik`stempu'reyneeus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[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"; "offhand excuses"; "trying to sound offhanded and reassuring"; "an off-the-cuff toast"; "a few unrehearsed comments"
 

EXTEMPORANEOUS is a 14 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: ad-lib, extemporary, extempore, offhand, offhanded, off-the-cuff, unprepared, unrehearsed
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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; extempore;
extemporary; as, an extemporaneous address or production. --
{Ex*tem`po*ra"ne*ous*ly}, adv. --
{Ex*tem`po*ra"ne*ous*ness},n.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: 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, offhand, off-the-cuff, 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
 

 

 

 

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