adjective Date: 1596 extemporaneousextemporarily adverb

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  • Extemporary — Ex*tem po*ra*ry, a. 1. Extemporaneous. In extemporary prayer. Fuller. [1913 Webster] 2. Made for the occasion; for the time being. [Obs.] Extemporary habitations. Maundrell. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • extemporary — index impulsive (rash), spontaneous Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • extemporary — extemporary, extempore *extemporaneous, improvised, impromptu, offhand, unpremeditated Analogous words: & Contrasted words: see those at EXTEMPORANEOUS …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • extemporary — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ spoken or done without preparation. DERIVATIVES extemporarily adverb extemporariness noun. ORIGIN from EXTEMPORE(Cf. ↑extempore) …   English terms dictionary

  • extemporary — [ek stem′pə rer΄ē, ikstem′pə rer΄ē] adj. EXTEMPORANEOUS SYN. IMPROMPTU extemporarily adv. extemporariness n …   English World dictionary

  • extemporary — extemporaneous / extemporary [adj] unrehearsed, improvised ad hoc, ad lib, at first glance, automatic, by ear*, casual, expedient, extempore, free, immediate, impromptu, improv*, improvisatory, improviso, informal, jamming*, made up, makeshift,… …   New thesaurus

  • extemporary — extemporarily /ik stem peuh rair euh lee, rer /, adv. extemporariness, n. /ik stem peuh rer ee/, adj. 1. extemporaneous; extempore. 2. Obs. sudden; unexpected. [1600 10; EXTEMPORE + ARY] * * * …   Universalium

  • extemporary — adjective Extemporaneous …   Wiktionary

  • extemporary — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Spoken, performed, or composed with little or no preparation or forethought: ad lib, extemporaneous, extempore, impromptu, improvised, offhand, snap, spur of the moment, unrehearsed. Informal: off the cuff. See… …   English dictionary for students

  • extemporary — adj. spontaneous, impromptu, improvised …   English contemporary dictionary

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