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[uhn-skrip-tid] /ʌnˈskrɪp tɪd/
not scripted; lacking a script:
an unscripted idea for a movie.
Informal. that has not been planned for or anticipated:
an unscripted interruption of the speech.
Origin of unscripted
1940-45; un-1 + script + -ed2 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for unscripted
  • Answering questions after a presentation provides an opportunity to demonstrate one's knowledge, unscripted.
  • His remarks were unscripted and gave no indication he wanted nuclear energy to be abandoned altogether.
  • The spacecraft made an unscripted roll near the peak of its flight, prompting concern.
  • From the simplest requirements and smallest actions, deep interactions arise unscripted.
  • There's only so much you can do with unscripted drama.
  • Where he won't light any fires reading a speech, he can be quite compelling in unscripted settings.
  • It's one of the few things you can watch that is unscripted, where anything might happen.
  • But favored candidates don't go in for unscripted free-range conversations.
  • But you know when you're making a movie, a lot of things happen on set that are unscripted.
  • unscripted moments are endangered species as the presidential campaigns swing out of primary season and into the general election.
British Dictionary definitions for unscripted


(of a speech, play, etc) not using or based on a script
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