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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
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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:
Her annoyance with feminism (which she for some reason represents as a rather ideologically monolithic enterprise), because of what she sees as its separatism and insistence on an abstract female solidarity uninflected by the concrete relations of individual existences, blocks her appreciation of dieas in feminist theory that might be of real utility to her.
To a great extent, the look of Krushenick's paintings remained remarkably consistent across the thirty-seven-year span covered by this selection: a limited palette of groovily bright and punchy colors; a combination of large areas of uninflected color with (often stripelike) patterning; blunt but dynamic compositions; forms outlined, cartoon like, in black, ostensibly to prevent optical mixing of hues.
The uninflected, charmless helming of Richard Schenkman ("Pompatus of Love") leaves competent actors striving mightily in a void, held together by the sheer force of will of star Vanessa Williams, who is rarely let offscreen.
Like Trisha Brown, Varone has a fondness for an uninflected lack of emphasis, creating kinetic waves of motion that seem to have a life of their own.
The photographs of children, desert dwellers, monks and shepherds are direct, uninflected portraits of the vibrant Indian culture.
She complains about her fellow-critics, who "wrote about `The Media' as though they were a monolithic, unchanging bastion of ruling class power with a unified, uninflected agenda of social control.
The be-setting sin of large-scale choral works, whether Beethoven's Missa Solemnis or a Busby Berkeley spectacle, is an uninflected gradiosity that becomes tedious.
Kaurismaki's attempts to re-create the flat, uninflected delivery of Bresson's neutral actors (or "models," as he preferred to call them) have an absurdist oddity.
His rejection of literal, uninflected naturalism often works to his advantage, notably in his recent hit "The Goat, or, Who Is Sylvia?
In both solos (as in Accumulation with Talking Plus Water Motor, a 1986 Jonathan Demme-directed film shown at some performances, and If you couldn't see me, a 1994 work in which Brown never faces the audience), the movement is uninflected, rippling through space in its own time, to the body's own rhythms.
Kirk, who looks a little like a young Richard Benjamin, does marvelous things with his voice: It's self-consciously flat, uninflected and nasal, like he's trying to squeeze the feeling out of everything he says.