uninflected

adjective
un·​in·​flect·​ed | \ ˌən-in-ˈflek-təd How to pronounce uninflected (audio) \

Definition of uninflected

: not having or marked by inflection : not inflected a monotonous, uninflected voice uninflected plurals

Examples of uninflected in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The movie is crisp and starched in its performances, pin-neat in its dramaturgy, chipper and functional in its writing, film-school patterned in its editing, and—most surprisingly—plain and uninflected in its cinematography. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, 23 Aug. 2022 Hawke brings a certain spooky nonchalance to the role, conveying the mundanity of evil through the uninflected naturalism of his delivery. A.a. Dowd, Rolling Stone, 23 June 2022 And just as its allover, uninflected red doesn’t entirely flatten out the space (perspective lines, painted in reserve, remain to suggest depth), the colored works arrayed around the studio break up the monochrome with exquisite harmonies. Sebastian Smee, Washington Post, 22 June 2022 In its quiet, uninflected way, Battleground delivers valuable insights, leaving it to viewers to assess and take some action or not. Caryn James, The Hollywood Reporter, 13 June 2022 Its view of the couple and others in their lives is clinical—there’s no subjectivity beyond what’s enacted onscreen, and the uninflected images mimic the conventions of observational documentaries. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, 28 Apr. 2022 The first half of Adania Shibli’s novel Minor Detail tells the story of this crime in spare, uninflected prose. Robyn Creswell, The New York Review of Books, 22 Oct. 2020 The first half of Adania Shibli’s novel Minor Detail tells the story of this crime in spare, uninflected prose. Robyn Creswell, The New York Review of Books, 22 Oct. 2020 One is relational, dispersed, anecdotal, and temporal, while the other is factual, immediate, non-hierarchical, and uninflected. David Salle, The New York Review of Books, 13 Dec. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of uninflected

1713, in the meaning defined above

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30 Aug 2022

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“Uninflected.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uninflected. Accessed 27 Sep. 2022.

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