Definition of unstudied in US English:



  • Not labored or artificial; natural.

    ‘she had an unstudied grace in every step’
    • ‘He brought a strong, unstudied and remarkably fresh kind of romanticism to veils of darkness as well as sheets of summer rain or winter sleet.’
    • ‘That feeling is due not just to her unstudied vocal freedom but also to the work of her well-chosen collaborators.’
    • ‘Eventually we began scoring the proportion of flies in the remaining unstudied lines that successfully caught themselves on the baffles.’
    • ‘The prejudicial views of their contemporaries are only an unstudied, unnatural, and temporary aberration.’
    • ‘His flawless singing is accentuated by the unstudied gestures of a natural performer.’
    • ‘They were innocent, unstudied, and affectionate.’
    • ‘Even if your favorite plants aren't traditionally used in cottage gardens, don't assume that they won't work; the trick is to use multiple varieties and plant them for an unstudied effect.’
    • ‘The service is flawless; and every employee you pass in the corridor greets you with the unstudied politeness that is the hallmark of a great hotel.’
    • ‘However, while the ideas expressed in these interviews may lack the benefits of hindsight, they do not come across as offhanded or unstudied.’
    • ‘The art is made in shaky, unstudied pencil that disarms the sordid imagery, and the juvenile captions each picture faces are too wet with angst to be truly disturbing.’
    • ‘Still, one can't underestimate the nuance in Coogan's performance, that sense of unstudied naturalism that couldn't have been coached.’
    • ‘Her patrician bearing and light, unstudied style of vocal delivery make her the perfect embodiment of natural sophistication, but there's a warmth to her that makes us believe she's a nice kid underneath.’
    • ‘A ‘show-girl’ may be lovely to look at as she stands in a seemingly unstudied position and in perfect clothes.’
    natural, unlaboured, easy, unaffected, unforced, uncontrived, unmannered, unstilted, unpretentious, without airs, artless, guileless, informal, casual, nonchalant, spontaneous, impromptu, ad lib
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