un·​pre·​med·​i·​tat·​ed | \ ˌən-(ˌ)prē-ˈme-də-ˌtā-təd How to pronounce unpremeditated (audio) \

Definition of unpremeditated

: not characterized by willful intent and forethought : not planned in advance : not premeditated unpremeditated murder

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The portrait of Stalin, however, had pronounced his final, silent verdict on her unpremeditated crimes. Aaron Gilbreath, Longreads, "The Wolves," 2 Apr. 2018 What followed was entirely unpremeditated and extraordinary. Violet Massie-vereker, PEOPLE.com, "Creator of #MeNext? Viral Hashtag Makes Impassioned Plea: 'Any American Student Could Be the Next Victim'," 22 Feb. 2018 The random sample communicates in one unpremeditated frame all the significance that particular person’s drive down that particular road could possibly contain. Gideon Lewis-kraus, New York Times, "What We See When We Look at Travel Photography," 22 Sep. 2016

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First Known Use of unpremeditated

1597, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unpremeditated was in 1597

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un·​pre·​med·​i·​tat·​ed | \ ˌən-prē-ˈme-də-ˌtā-təd\

Legal Definition of unpremeditated

: not premeditated

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