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Etymology

abbreviation of ad libitum, from New Latin ad libitum.

Adverb

ad lib (comparative {{{1}}}, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
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Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. at pleasure
  2. at will
  3. to whatever extent
  4. extemporaneously

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Adjective

ad lib (comparative {{{1}}}, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
ad lib

Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. Extemporaneous, impromptu.

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Verb

Infinitive
to ad lib

Third person singular
ad lib

Simple past
ing

Past participle
-

Present participle
b

to ad lib (third-person singular simple present ad lib, present participle b, simple past and past participle ing)
  1. To perform without script.
  2. To perform without preparation.
  3. To perform extemporaneously.
    She ad libbed the rest of the scene.

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