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Said or delivered without a prepared script; impromptu:‘the president's unscripted remarks’
unplanned, spontaneous, unprepared, unarranged, uncontrolled, unintentional, unintended, extempore, extemporary, extemporized, extemporaneous, impromptu, ad libView synonyms
- ‘When a singing contest is described as a reality show it is because its progression is unscripted or at any rate, not entirely scripted.’
- ‘These submerged accounts locate a broader horizon of possibilities, and remind people that there are other histories to write and unscripted stories to tell.’
- ‘So tough has it become that some leading politicians simply refuse to participate because they know the risks of live, unscripted comment from dissatisfied members of the public.’
- ‘She rambled into unscripted anecdotes, and there were tons of references to American icons and Hollywood chums I'd never heard of, but a true trouper captivates no matter what.’
- ‘The point of weblogs is their off-the-cuff nature, their unscripted, up-to-the-minute commentary.’
- ‘So they got some of the changes that they were scripting or alternatively, spontaneous changes that were unscripted which was interesting.’
- ‘On a surface read, what appears to be unscripted, spontaneous, and endlessly eventful is not.’
- ‘They value debates because they are - at least in their ideal form - spontaneous, unscripted and honest.’
- ‘It's premium quality, unscripted drama, more skilful than ‘improv’, which lays claim to risk but is all forgiveness.’
- ‘This part feels totally unscripted as the young cadets self-consciously address the cameras, with commentary from their moms occasionally thrown in.’
- ‘This one really is an experiment folks - live and unscripted.’
- ‘This is a one-trick concept and therefore lacks the unscripted banality that makes ‘real’ reality shows so strangely hypnotic.’
- ‘Trevino's the only golfer to rebound from back surgery to win big, and his humor is spontaneously unscripted.’
- ‘Lindsey can roll his eyes when asked about O'Neill's latest unscripted remark.’
- ‘They say football is unscripted drama and this match certainly hasn't followed the script tonight.’
- ‘Everyone has something touching or amusing to say, but the movie maintains a feeling of being entirely natural and unscripted.’
- ‘A single maladroit quip or an unscripted dramatic moment on the campaign trail could spell the difference between victory and defeat.’
- ‘But his unscripted comments would prove a major eye-opener.’
- ‘One, this was an unscripted moment in a very scripted convention.’
- ‘It was the first unscripted answer in the most carefully scripted nomination in history.’
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