Definition of unmannered in English:



  • Not affected or artificial in style.

    ‘I warmed to his fresh and unmannered account of this Concerto’
    • ‘Skidmore directs with unmannered affection for this music and the result is as smooth as one now expects from this partnership.’
    • ‘Best known is Sylvia Sidney playing Rose in what is an exceedingly natural and unmannered fashion.’
    • ‘To achieve the Grand Manner, the subject should be grandiose, the treatment generalized, the concept intellectual, and the style unmannered.’
    • ‘By the standards of their day, of course, the Oliviers and Gielguds were invigoratingly unmannered and natural; as acting evolved around them, their vintage became noticeable.’
    • ‘Kim Bodnia, Mikael Persbrandt and Maria Bonnevie deliver naturalistic, largely unmannered performances that give their characters a warts-and-all credulity.’
    natural, unlaboured, easy, unaffected, unforced, uncontrived, unstilted, unpretentious, without airs, artless, guileless, informal, casual, nonchalant, spontaneous, impromptu, ad lib
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