(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. extempore, impromptu, extemporary, impulsive, spontaneous. See impulse, unpreparedness.
(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. hasty, unconsidered, blundering, without forethought; see rash , thoughtless 1 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
unplanned, unplotted, unintentional, spontaneous, *spur of the moment, *in the heat ofpassion, impulsive, impromptu, off the cuff, impetuous.
ANT.: premeditated, thought out, planned
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective Acting or happening without apparent forethought, prompting, or planning: automatic, impulsive, instinctive, involuntary, reflex, spontaneous. See PLANNED.

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