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uninflected

(ˌʌnɪnˈflɛktɪd)
adj
(of a voice) not modulated or changed in tone or pitched
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.uninflected - (of the voice) not inflecteduninflected - (of the voice) not inflected; "uninflected words"; "monotonic uninflected speech"
inflected - (of the voice) altered in tone or pitch; "his southern Yorkshire voice was less inflected and singing than her northern one"
2.uninflected - not inflecteduninflected - not inflected; "`boy' and `swim' are uninflected English words"
linguistics - the scientific study of language
inflected - showing alteration in form (especially by the addition of affixes); "`boys' and `swam' are inflected English words"; "German is an inflected language"
3.uninflected - expressing a grammatical category by using two or more words rather than inflectionuninflected - expressing a grammatical category by using two or more words rather than inflection
linguistics - the scientific study of language
References in classic literature ?
The stranger gave the matter no attention and began again to speak in the same deliberate, uninflected monotone in which he had delivered his first sentence:
Variation between inflected and uninflected participles
It's unsurprising, then, that the result appeared wholly synthetic, its casual forms, uninflected surfaces, and ice-cream coloration suggesting a body of work with all the substance of a cereal-box prize.
The governor's casual assertion that he can have Behan flogged, delivered in uninflected, matter-of-fact Standard English that disguises its brutality, makes this point abundantly clear.
Yet the skeptical reader--a reader made skeptical precisely through an attentive reading of Hage's novels--might note that the diction with which Hage's protagonist narrates this scene is conspicuously uninflected, detached, and distant: "The bodyguard had his back to me.
To those accustomed to the uninflected authoritarianism that has been Ethiopia's fate in the past, it may well seem remarkable that they could have taken place at all .
Our list of the 30 most frequent collocates was not meant to include uninflected words, nor the references found in the corpus.
Looking back, I feel a little sorry for Thomas Aquinas, for, when attempting to describe Ultimate Reality, God--as much as one can describe the indescribable-he had to use the uninflected, infinitive form of the verb "to be," esse: Ipsum Esse Subsistens, literally word-for-word: "Itself to be subsisting.
While pedestrian movement and uninflected performance, for instance, were concerns of some of the choreographers at that time, outrageous theatricality and multimedia sensation were equally the rule.
She documents how, when a certain gravitas is required to enhance the plausibility of an advertisement, the dialogue shifts from colloquial Egyptian into the present-day oral form of uninflected Classical Arabic (called here "Modern Standard Arabic," but this reviewer sides with the late Alan Kaye that the term is not well enough defined to be useful).
For instance, the editor Thomas Sancton produced "a cutting edge kind of literary criticism" imagining "a world uninflected by race bias" (155).