without prior preparation

he spoke extemporaneously

Syn: ↑extemporarily, ↑extempore
Derived from adjective: ↑extemporary (for: ↑extemporarily), ↑extemporaneous

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  • extemporaneously — adverb In an extemporaneous manner; without prior preparation or planning. Considering that he was speaking extemporaneously, he covered the subject pretty well. Syn: impromptu …   Wiktionary

  • Extemporaneously — Extemporaneous 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; ad lib; extempore; extemporary; as, an extemporaneous address or production …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • extemporaneously — adverb see extemporaneous …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • extemporaneously — See extemporaneity. * * * …   Universalium

  • extemporaneously — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. without preparation, spontaneously, on the spur of the moment*, off the top of one s head*; see freely 1 , 2 …   English dictionary for students

  • extemporaneously — adv. without advance preparation, spontaneously, in an impromptu manner …   English contemporary dictionary

  • extemporaneously — ex·tem·po·ra·ne·ous·ly …   English syllables

  • extemporaneously — See: extemporaneous …   English dictionary

  • extemporaneous — extemporaneously, adv. extemporaneousness, extemporaneity /ik stem peuh reuh nee i tee/, n. /ik stem peuh ray nee euhs/, adj. 1. done, spoken, performed, etc., without special advance preparation; impromptu: an extemporaneous speech. 2.… …   Universalium

  • extemporize — verb ( rized; rizing) Date: 1592 intransitive verb 1. to do something extemporaneously ; improvise; especially to speak extemporaneously 2. to get along in a makeshift manner transitive verb to compose, perform, or utter extemporaneously ; …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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