Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun ad-lib

1 sense of ad-lib

Sense 1
ad-lib -- (remark made spontaneously without prior preparation; "his ad-libs got him in trouble with the politicians")
       => remark, comment, input -- (a statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief or adds information; "from time to time she contributed a personal comment on his account")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb ad-lib

1 sense of ad-lib

Sense 1
improvise, improvize, ad-lib, extemporize, extemporise -- (perform without preparation; "he extemporized a speech at the wedding")
       => perform, execute, do -- (carry out or perform an action; "John did the painting, the weeding, and he cleaned out the gutters"; "the skater executed a triple pirouette"; "she did a little dance")

Antonyms of adj ad-lib

2 senses of ad-lib

Sense 1
ad-lib, extemporaneous, extemporary, extempore, impromptu, offhand, offhanded, off-the-cuff, unrehearsed -- (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")

INDIRECT (VIA unprepared) -> prepared -- (made ready or fit or suitable beforehand; "a prepared statement"; "be prepared for emergencies")

Sense 2
ad-lib, spontaneous, unwritten -- (said or done without having been planned or written in advance; "he made a few ad-lib remarks")

INDIRECT (VIA unscripted) -> scripted, written -- (written as for a film or play or broadcast)

Similarity of adj ad-lib

2 senses of ad-lib

Sense 1
ad-lib, extemporaneous, extemporary, extempore, impromptu, offhand, offhanded, off-the-cuff, unrehearsed -- (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")
       => unprepared (vs. prepared) -- (without preparation; not prepared for; "unprepared remarks"; "the shock was unprepared"; "our treaty makers approached their immensely difficult problems unprepared"- R.E.Danielson)

Sense 2
ad-lib, spontaneous, unwritten -- (said or done without having been planned or written in advance; "he made a few ad-lib remarks")
       => unscripted (vs. scripted) -- (not furnished with or using a script; "unrehearsed and unscript spot interviews"; "unscripted talk shows")

Synonyms of adv ad-lib

1 sense of ad lib

Sense 1
ad lib, ad libitum, spontaneously, impromptu -- (without advance preparation; "he spoke ad lib")

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