I am looking for antonyms for extempore in the context of "to speak extempore", i.e. speak without notes.

I am looking for something better than prepared.

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    What's wrong with prepared? What type of word would be "better"? – user13141 Dec 30 '11 at 15:27
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    While you've stated that are looking for something better than 'prepared', I feel like this word is actually one of the best antonyms to extempore in the context of "speak without notes". It used at Toastmasters, for example, where the meetings would typically have the "impromptu" part and "prepared speeches" part. – 0x4B1D Dec 30 '11 at 15:51
  • @onomatomaniak - Prepared is not suitable for my requirements because it gives the impression that the speaker did some homework before the speech. – ukhardy Dec 30 '11 at 17:00
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    So you're looking for a word that means not practiced and not extemporaneous? – user13141 Dec 30 '11 at 18:02
  • Not practiced and not impromptu? "Teleprompted"! – Mark Beadles Jan 5 '12 at 1:42

You could use rehearsed or scripted as antonyms for extempore.


He gave a very scripted presentation, lacking all spontaneity.

Although her interview seemed lively and extempore, it was in fact well rehearsed.


What about considered, as in 'This is my considered judgment'?


Noting that OP doesn't want the "exhaustively prepared" connotations of words like rehearsed or scripted, I would suggest considered, measured, or careful as ways of describing utterances which aren't carefully pre-planned, yet which suggest a level of forethought missing in extempore.

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