spur-of-the-moment


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spur-of-the-mo·ment

(spûr′əv-thə-mō′mənt)
adj.
Occurring or made hastily on impulse: a spur-of-the moment choice.

spur-of-the-moment

adj
sudden and unplanned

spur′-of-the-mo′ment



adj.
occurring or done without preparation or deliberation; impulsive: a spur-of-the-moment decision.
[1800–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.spur-of-the-moment - in response to an unforeseen need; "a spur-of-the-moment party"
unprepared - without preparation; not prepared for; "unprepared remarks"; "the shock was unprepared"; "our treaty makers approached their immensely difficult problems unprepared"- R.E.Danielson

spur-of-the-moment

adjective
Spoken, performed, or composed with little or no preparation or forethought:
Informal: off-the-cuff.
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