un·​in·​flect·​ed | \ ˌən-in-ˈflek-təd \

Definition of uninflected

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

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Each monitor tells its own, slow-moving story in one long take from a single, uninflected point of view, the images behaving more like hybrids of photograph and movie than either one alone. Charles Desmarais, San Francisco Chronicle, "Scenes of a privileged paradise that can never be in Ragnar Kjartansson’s ‘Western Culture’," 25 May 2018 Both Fennell and Doheny belt out Cole Porter in an uninflected way, adding to your sense that the songs in Can-Can are not truly organic to the story. Hugh Hunter, Philly.com, "'Can-Can' at Broadway Pitman: Energetic, with great song and dance, but dated," 30 Apr. 2018 For this, boxes of uninflected balls awaited us, on our arrival, and every cardboard box was marked with a scrawl: DOOMED. Monica Drake, Longreads, "Doomed in Nashville," 5 Mar. 2018 Even more noticeable is his uninflected direction and visual style. Todd Mccarthy, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Burden': Film Review | Sundance 2018," 22 Jan. 2018 This line, delivered in his usual uninflected, unemphatic tone, is chilling, something that the villain in a Hitchcock thriller, one of those immaculately amoral gentleman-monsters, might have said. Lili Anolik, Vanities, "Andy Warhol and Edie Sedgwick: A Brief, White-Hot, and Totally Doomed Romance," 14 Dec. 2017 Seimetz’s role is slighter and briefer; Waterston is present throughout the film, and her calm, plain, yet complex neutrality—her power to hold a closeup uninflected and give it life— Richard Brody, The New Yorker, "“Alien: Covenant” Bursts with Pomposity," 24 May 2017

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1713, in the meaning defined above

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