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  • adj.at one's pleasure
  • adv.in an improvised manner
  • verbimprovise speech

synonyms for ad-lib

  • extemporize
  • impromptu
  • improvise
  • improvised
  • according to pleasure
  • ad libitum
  • as one thinks best
  • as one wishes
  • at will
  • extemporaneous
  • extempore
  • made-up
  • off-the-cuff
  • spontaneous
  • unprepared
  • unrehearsed
  • without restraint
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antonyms for ad-lib

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  • deliberate
  • planned
  • prepared
  • rehearsed
  • written
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How to use ad-lib in a sentence

"I supposed you 'adn't, as 'e ain't 'ere, with yer ma," replied the young person.
ROSEMARY IN SEARCH OF A FATHERC. N. WILLIAMSON
Postrem quid nobis effectum hactenus, seu potis quid attentatum sit ad diuinam gloriam.
THE JESUIT RELATIONS AND ALLIED DOCUMENTS, VOL. II: ACADIA, 1612-1614VARIOUS
Cert ante hoc tempus vix vnquam Gallis vacatum fuit conuertdis incolarum ad Christum animis.
THE JESUIT RELATIONS AND ALLIED DOCUMENTS, VOL. II: ACADIA, 1612-1614VARIOUS
I don't blame him for killin' the cuss, not a bit; I'd have shot any man livin' that 'ad taken a good horse o' mine up that trail.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
In hoc Isthmo portus regalis est, vbi nunc degimus, ad gradum latitudinis quadragesimum quartum cum besse.
THE JESUIT RELATIONS AND ALLIED DOCUMENTS, VOL. II: ACADIA, 1612-1614VARIOUS
Extrem nihilominus vnctionem, ad qu paratus erat, non denegaui.
THE JESUIT RELATIONS AND ALLIED DOCUMENTS, VOL. II: ACADIA, 1612-1614VARIOUS
Id suademus, vt infantes ad nos lustrandi afferantur, quod etiam Dei beneficio iam cœpit fieri.
THE JESUIT RELATIONS AND ALLIED DOCUMENTS, VOL. II: ACADIA, 1612-1614VARIOUS
Paruerunt illi, atq ad nos depositum triduo pst, hoc est semianim detulerunt.
THE JESUIT RELATIONS AND ALLIED DOCUMENTS, VOL. II: ACADIA, 1612-1614VARIOUS
Said he 'ad reason t' believe you was some'ers between Lost River an' the Stone, an' you was t' be captured without fail.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
Pater Biardus adiit ad afflictum puelli parentem, rogauitque an ipso volente moribundum infantem Baptismo esset lustraturus.
THE JESUIT RELATIONS AND ALLIED DOCUMENTS, VOL. II: ACADIA, 1612-1614VARIOUS
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WORDS RELATED TO AD-LIB

  • according to pleasure
  • ad-lib
  • as one thinks best
  • as one wishes
  • at will
  • extemporaneous
  • freely
  • impromptu
  • improvised
  • impulsive
  • made-up
  • off-the-cuff
  • offhand
  • spontaneously
  • unrehearsed
  • without restraint
  • ad-lib
  • ad-libbing
  • impromptu
  • spontaneity
  • winging it
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