Definition of uncontrived in English:



  • Not appearing artificial.

    ‘the whole effect was uncontrived’
    • ‘You know, what he had was completely uncontrived, and you know, what he was, was what he was.’
    • ‘Traditional music fans might like to take note of a new CD titled ‘Fortune Favours The Merry’, an album of joyous, uncontrived music on fiddle and flute from two musicians with a lot of talent and experience.’
    • ‘Whatever people called us, we made our records in a pretty uncontrived way.’
    • ‘There is something natural and uncontrived about the presence of children at the liturgy in Byzantine and Oriental churches.’
    • ‘Rather, The Apple feels full of natural, uncontrived moments.’
    • ‘He's down-to-earth, gesticulating all over the place, with folksy aphorisms and punch lines all put in the right spots, but in an unforced, uncontrived matter.’
    • ‘Some have praised the film for its uncontrived, natural feel.’
    • ‘But this is a collective theme that embraces three years, and it is alive and uncontrived.’
    • ‘As they ate, he put her at ease with his uncontrived interest in who she was and what she was about.’
    • ‘Whether delivering information, opinions, perspectives, dissenting arguments, or humorous asides, the human voice is typically open, natural, uncontrived.’
    • ‘She is an uncontrived champion of the Scots language.’
    • ‘But, like good coffee, when its natural, uncontrived and genuine, customer service is just great.’
    • ‘It would have been very easy for Neel's character to have become too good to be true, but that is never a danger with Kusturica's earnest, uncontrived playing of him.’
    • ‘The lyrics - slightly surreal sometimes - are suitably uncontrived, simplistic and understandable.’
    • ‘It doesn't matter how many times we are told to drop everything and be one hundred percent uncontrived and natural, we still hold on to the letting go.’
    • ‘Also remarkable were the fresh, uncontrived performances of the merchant navy crew who formed the cast.’
    • ‘Capitalizing on the raw beauty of the Cape Breton coastline, the raw talent of the young cast and the raw impetus of a low-budget production, Moyle delivered a film layered in uncontrived freshness.’
    • ‘In general terms, meditation means becoming familiar with the state of resting in the primordial, uncontrived nature, through being spontaneously, naturally, constantly mindful.’
    • ‘His intuition, the problems he set himself, and the solutions that he found, all exhibit something extraordinarily ingenious, something original in an uncontrived way.’
    • ‘They're genuinely unspoiled because Canadians have a knack of preserving their heritage that's uncontrived, in spite of the demands placed on the environment by modern tourism.’
    unplanned, spontaneous, unprepared, unarranged, uncontrolled, unintentional, unintended, extempore, extemporary, extemporized, extemporaneous, impromptu, ad lib
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