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Impromptu synonyms
ĭm-prŏmp'to͝o, -tyo͝o
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Skilled at or given to unrehearsed speech or performance:
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  1. Skilled at or given to unrehearsed speech or performance:
  2. Carried out or performed with little or no preparation; impromptu:
  3. Prepared in advance but delivered without notes or text:
Spoken, done, or composed with little or no preparation or forethought:
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  1. Spoken, done, or composed with little or no preparation or forethought:
  2. Extemporaneous
Spoken, carried out, or composed with little or no preparation or forethought:
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  1. Spoken, carried out, or composed with little or no preparation or forethought:
Not equipped to meet a contingency.
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  1. Not equipped to meet a contingency.
  2. Having made no preparations.
  3. Impromptu:
Spoken or done extemporaneously
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  1. Spoken or done extemporaneously
  2. Uttered, performed, or carried out spontaneously:
Provided, made, or adapted as an expedient; makeshift:
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  1. Provided, made, or adapted as an expedient; makeshift:
  2. Carried out or performed with little or no preparation; impromptu:
  3. Prepared in advance but delivered without notes or text:
  1. Extemporaneous
  2. Spoken, done, or composed with little or no preparation or forethought:
Spoken, carried out, or composed with little or no preparation or forethought:
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  1. Spoken, carried out, or composed with little or no preparation or forethought:
(Informal) Simple; easy:
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  1. (Informal) Simple; easy:
  2. Fastening with a snap:
  3. That fastens with a snap
Occurring or made hastily on impulse:
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  1. Occurring or made hastily on impulse:
  2. Spontaneous; impromptu.
Not rehearsed.
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  1. (Idiomatic) Extemporaneous; without prior preparation; spontaneous; impromptu.
  2. Not prepared in advance; impromptu:
The act of ad-libbing or an ad-libbed remark
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  1. The act of ad-libbing or an ad-libbed remark
  2. Words, music, or actions uttered, performed, or carried out extemporaneously.
The act of extemporizing; the act of doing anything extempore.
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  1. The act of extemporizing; the act of doing anything extempore.
The act of improvising
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  1. The act of improvising
  2. Something improvised, such as a musical passage or comedic skit.
  3. The act or art of improvising.

Synonym Study

  • Improvised applies to something composed or devised without any preparation and, with reference to things other than music, suggests the ingenious use of whatever is at hand to fill an unforeseen and immediate need
  • Extemporaneous , extempore (more commonly used as an adverb), and extemporary may express the same idea but are now more often used of a speech that has received some preparation, but has not been written out or memorized
  • Impromptu is applied to that which is spoken, made, or done on the spur of the moment to suit the occasion and stresses spontaneity
Find another word for impromptu. In this page you can discover 23 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for impromptu, like: extemporaneous, extemporary, extempore, improvised, unprepared, offhand, extemporaneous, ad-lib, extemporaneous, extemporary and extempore.