Synonyms of ad lib in English:

ad lib


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verb

1‘I never work from a script—I just ad lib the whole programme’

SYNONYMS

improvise, extemporize, speak impromptu, make it up as one goes along, think on one's feet, take it as it comes

informal speak off the cuff, speak off the top of one's head, play it by ear, busk it, wing it


adverb

1‘she spoke ad lib’

SYNONYMS

impromptu, extempore, without preparation, without rehearsal, extemporaneously, spontaneously, offhand

ad libitum

informal off the cuff, off the top of one's head, on the spur of the moment, just like that, at the drop of a hat


adjective

1‘they gave a live, ad lib commentary as the film was shown’

SYNONYMS

impromptu, extempore, extemporaneous, extemporary, improvised, improvisational, improvisatory, improvisatorial, unprepared, unarranged, unplanned, unrehearsed, unscripted, unpremeditated, spontaneous, on-the-spot

informal off-the-cuff, spur-of-the-moment

ANTONYMS

planned