Meaning of uncontrived in English:


Pronunciation /ʌnkənˈtrʌɪvd/


  • Not appearing artificial.

    ‘the whole effect was uncontrived’
    • ‘Whether delivering information, opinions, perspectives, dissenting arguments, or humorous asides, the human voice is typically open, natural, uncontrived.’
    • ‘Rather, The Apple feels full of natural, uncontrived moments.’
    • ‘But, like good coffee, when its natural, uncontrived and genuine, customer service is just great.’
    • ‘Some have praised the film for its uncontrived, natural feel.’
    • ‘They're genuinely unspoiled because Canadians have a knack of preserving their heritage that's uncontrived, in spite of the demands placed on the environment by modern tourism.’
    • ‘She is an uncontrived champion of the Scots language.’
    • ‘Whatever people called us, we made our records in a pretty uncontrived way.’
    • ‘It doesn't matter how many times we are told to drop everything and be one hundred percent uncontrived and natural, we still hold on to the letting go.’
    • ‘There is something natural and uncontrived about the presence of children at the liturgy in Byzantine and Oriental churches.’
    • ‘In general terms, meditation means becoming familiar with the state of resting in the primordial, uncontrived nature, through being spontaneously, naturally, constantly mindful.’
    • ‘Traditional music fans might like to take note of a new CD titled ‘Fortune Favours The Merry’, an album of joyous, uncontrived music on fiddle and flute from two musicians with a lot of talent and experience.’
    • ‘He's down-to-earth, gesticulating all over the place, with folksy aphorisms and punch lines all put in the right spots, but in an unforced, uncontrived matter.’
    • ‘His intuition, the problems he set himself, and the solutions that he found, all exhibit something extraordinarily ingenious, something original in an uncontrived way.’
    • ‘The lyrics - slightly surreal sometimes - are suitably uncontrived, simplistic and understandable.’
    • ‘You know, what he had was completely uncontrived, and you know, what he was, was what he was.’
    • ‘But this is a collective theme that embraces three years, and it is alive and uncontrived.’
    • ‘Also remarkable were the fresh, uncontrived performances of the merchant navy crew who formed the cast.’
    • ‘As they ate, he put her at ease with his uncontrived interest in who she was and what she was about.’
    • ‘Capitalizing on the raw beauty of the Cape Breton coastline, the raw talent of the young cast and the raw impetus of a low-budget production, Moyle delivered a film layered in uncontrived freshness.’
    • ‘It would have been very easy for Neel's character to have become too good to be true, but that is never a danger with Kusturica's earnest, uncontrived playing of him.’
    unplanned, spontaneous, unprepared, unarranged, uncontrolled, unintentional, unintended, extempore, extemporary, extemporized, extemporaneous, impromptu, ad lib