Definition of unpremeditated in US English:



  • (of an act, remark, or state) not thought out or planned beforehand.

    ‘it was a totally unpremeditated attack’
    • ‘His curiosity about my vision and experiences served to solicit my unscripted, unpremeditated and fairly stream-of-consciousness truth-telling commentary.’
    • ‘It's clear that the male has an immediate advantage to the dating game, merely in his unpremeditated approach, differing radically to the carefully scheduled and pre-rehearsed moves of the female.’
    • ‘He admitted one count of unpremeditated murder and one count of soliciting another soldier to commit unpremeditated murder.’
    • ‘In the scientific story, as in the culinary one, long-term outcomes were unpremeditated.’
    • ‘Because at its most effective, this album is kinda everything it should be, and everything we should ask: Something simple, beautiful, and coherent, something that feels remarkably imaginative but entirely unpremeditated.’
    • ‘The 47-year-old Adiguna is charged with unpremeditated murder and illegal possession of a gun, which carry a 15-year prison term and a life sentence respectively.’
    • ‘In the same mood, Anonymous by Robert Flynn Johnson (Thames & Hudson £19.95) gives us 220 images by unknown photographers whose images are fresh and unpremeditated.’
    • ‘Then an unpremeditated confrontation developed - perhaps the people doing the tailgating took Mirecki getting out as a challenge or something - but Mirecki didn't put up much of a fight, and the assailants took off.’
    • ‘Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny said in recent weeks the country had seen an unprecedented rise in the incidence of unpremeditated violence on our streets.’
    • ‘His longest chapter is devoted to the Irish insurrection of 1641, an unpremeditated but also disorganised, unfocused and bloody effort to improve property rights and secure religious freedoms.’
    • ‘How entranced we were in our games, reacting spontaneously and with unpremeditated laughter and tears.’
    • ‘Referring to her essentially intuitive, unpremeditated process of creation, Panesar once described her as a ‘living collage‘.’
    • ‘We blow hard against teenagers who have unpremeditated sex but do little to ensure they don't pass on their misfortune or mistakes to their own children.’
    • ‘26 As we argue in the conclusion of this paper, unpremeditated exploration applies not only to the caprice as the representation of architecture in painting but links the imaginary edifice to narratives of travel in the literary text.’
    • ‘"This was not an unpremeditated attack, say the prosecution, and the Crown say this evidence overwhelmingly demonstrates there was cold calculation about the attack upon Mr Turner."’
    • ‘They looked unpremeditated, as though they were spontaneous, rapidly executed records of fleeting perceptions-like impressions, translated into a shorthand language of stroke and color.’
    • ‘Robert Duval, prosecuting, said: ‘This was a single blow delivered by an intact glass in what was an unpremeditated attack by a man who had been drinking since 3pm.’’
    • ‘The other is unpremeditated, as in improvised comedy.’
    • ‘In English Romantic Poetry and Prose, Russell Noyes enlarges upon Shelley's ‘profuse strains of unpremeditated art’.’
    • ‘But since the interrelation of consciousness and world in language is rendered so disjunctive as to disengage the easy response, generosity and the unpremeditated seem also impossible.’
    unplanned, spontaneous, unprepared, unarranged, uncontrolled, unintentional, unintended, extempore, extemporary, extemporized, extemporaneous, impromptu, ad lib
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