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  • adj.impromptu
  • adv.without preparation

synonyms for off the cuff

  • ad-lib
  • extemporaneous
  • improv
  • improvised
  • improviso
  • off-hand
  • played by ear
  • shot from the hip
  • spontaneous
  • spur-of-the-moment
  • unpremeditated
  • unprepared
  • unrehearsed
  • unscripted
  • whipped up
  • winged
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How to use off the cuff in a sentence

Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.
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A far-off volley rumbled over the plain, and a few birds stirred uneasily among the trees.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
You never know when you are going to stumble upon a jewel in the most out-of-the-way corner.
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Mr. Slocum was not educated in a university, and his life has been in by-paths, and out-of-the-way places.
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I drew back from the rim of Writing-On-the-Stone, that set of whispered phrases echoing in my ears.
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Besides the districts mentioned, tobacco is grown largely in that of Frankfort-on-the Oder.
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Jean was to be an architect—God knows why—but Aristide settled it, definitely, off-hand.
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But Bruno was unwilling to release his victim, and it took a hard cuff and a sharp command to make him let go.
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In favorable parts of the trail he must do better than that, to off-set losses of time where the going was most difficult.
MOTOR MATT'S "CENTURY" RUNSTANLEY R. MATTHEWS
Now, how comes it that you have turned up in this out-of-the-way part of the world?
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WORDS RELATED TO OFF THE CUFF

  • extemporaneously
  • extempore
  • impromptu
  • off the cuff
  • off the top of one's head
  • spontaneously
  • without preparation
  • without rehearsal
  • ad-lib
  • dashed off
  • extemporaneous
  • extempore
  • fake
  • faked
  • improv
  • improviso
  • off the cuff
  • offhand
  • played by ear
  • shot from the hip
  • spontaneous
  • spur-of-the-moment
  • thrown off
  • tossed off
  • unpremeditated
  • unprepared
  • unscripted
  • unstudied
  • vamped
  • whipped up
  • winged
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.