un·​script·​ed ˌən-ˈskrip-təd How to pronounce unscripted (audio)
: not following a prepared script

Examples of unscripted in a Sentence

Her reaction was completely unscripted.
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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1950, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unscripted was circa 1950

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“Unscripted.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unscripted. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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