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extempore


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Extempore  \Ex*tem"po*re\,  adv  [L.  ex  out  +  tempus,  temporis, 
  time.  See  {Temporal}.] 
  Without  previous  study  or  meditation;  without  preparation;  on 
  the  spur  of  the  moment;  suddenly;  extemporaneously;  as  to 
  write  or  speak  extempore.  --Shak.  --  a.  Done  or  performed 
  extempore.  ``Extempore  dissertation.''  --Addison.  ``Extempore 
  poetry.''  --Dryden.  --  n.  Speaking  or  writing  done  extempore. 
  [Obs.]  --Bp.  Fell. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  extempore 
  adj  :  with  little  or  no  preparation  or  forethought;  "his  ad-lib 
  comments  showed  poor  judgment";  "an  extemporaneous 
  piano  recital";  "an  extemporary  lecture";  "an  extempore 
  skit";  "offhand  excuses";  "trying  to  sound  offhanded 
  and  reassuring";  "an  off-the-cuff  toast";  "a  few 
  unrehearsed  comments"  [syn:  {ad-lib},  {extemporaneous}, 
  {extemporary},  {offhand},  {offhanded},  {off-the-cuff}, 
  {unrehearsed}] 
  adv  :  without  prior  preparation;  "he  spoke  extemporaneously"  [syn: 
  {extemporaneously},  {extemporarily}] 




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