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ad lib


Noun Phrase


ad lib, v., adj., adv., & n.
--v.intr. (ad libbed, ad libbing) speak or perform without formal preparation; improvise.
--adj. improvised.
--adv. as one pleases, to any desired extent.
--n. something spoken or played extempore.

abbr. of AD LIBITUM


ad lib

a beneplacito, a discretion, ad arbitrium, ad libitum, ad-libbing, al piacere, arrangement, at choice, at pleasure, at short notice, at sight, at will, be caught napping, be surprised, be taken unawares, be unprepared, by ear, caught napping, caught off balance, caught short, cook up, dash off, disqualification, do offhand, extemporaneous, extemporaneously, extemporaneousness, extemporarily, extemporariness, extemporary, extempore, extemporization, extemporize, extemporized, fake, go off half-cocked, haphazard, hasty, have no plan, impromptu, improvisate, improvisation, improvisatorial, improvise, improvised, improvision, improviso, incapability, incompetence, jury-rig, jury-rigged, knock off, lack of preparation, lash up, make up, makeshift, measure, nonpreparation, nonpreparedness, off the cuff, off the hip, off-the-cuff, offhand, on sight, out of hand, planlessness, play by ear, playing by ear, precipitate, pro tempore, rough-and-ready, scrap the plan, snap, stopgap, strike off, surprised, taken aback, taken by surprise, taken unawares, temporary arrangement, temporary measure, throw off, throw together, toss off, toss out, tripped up, unarranged, unbegun, unconcocted, uncontrived, undeliberated, undevised, unfitness, unfittedness, unforced, unhatched, unmade, unmanufactured, unorganized, unplanned, unpremeditated, unprepared, unpreparedness, unprimed, unqualification, unqualifiedness, unreadiness, unready, unrehearsed, unstudied, unsuitability, unsuitableness, unsuitedness, vamp, vulnerability, whip up, whomp up, wing it, without coercion


ad lib


VB be unprepared, want preparation, lack preparation, lie fallow, s'embarquer sans biscuits, live from hand to mouth, dismantle, undress, extemporize, improvise, ad lib.

N nonpreparation, non-preparation, absence of preparation, want of preparation, inculture, inconcoction, improvidence, immaturity, crudity, rawness, abortion, disqualification, nature, state of nature, virgin soil, unweeded garden, neglect, rough copy, germ, raw material, improvisation, unprepared (prepare), without preparation, incomplete, rudimental, embryonic, abortive, immature, unripe, kachcha, raw, green, crude, coarse, rough cast, rough hewn, in the rough, unhewn, unformed, unfashioned, unwrought, unlabored, unblown, uncooked, unboiled, unconcocted, unpolished, unhatched, unfledged, unnurtured, unlicked, untaught, uneducated, uncultivated, untrained, untutored, undrilled, unexercised, deckle- edged, precocious, premature, undigested, indigested, unmellowed, unseasoned, unleavened, unrehearsed, unscripted, extemporaneous, improvised, spontaneous, ad lib, ad libitem, fallow, unsown, untilled, natural, in a state of nature, undressed, in dishabille, en deshabille, unqualified, disqualified, unfitted, ill-digested, unbegun, unready, unarranged, unorganized, unfurnished, unprovided, unequipped, untrimmed, out of gear, out of order, dismantled, shiftless, improvident, unthrifty, thriftless, thoughtless, unguarded, happy-go- lucky, caught napping, unpremeditated, extempore.

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