Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Not thought out in advance; spontaneous.

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  • adjective Not calculated; lacking forethought

Etymologies

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un- +‎ calculated

Examples

  • There are some possibilities, and one may think of some caustic motives which has drawn the young man to make such "uncalculated" comments, as Iran's FM Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast told the media.

    NZ On Screen

  • It is exactly this "uncalculated" quality that the band returns to on their eighth album.

    "xchannel" via Mindfield in Google Reader

  • There are some possibilities, and one may think of some caustic motives which has drawn the young man to make such "uncalculated" comments, as Iran's FM Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast told the media.

    NZ On Screen

  • There are some possibilities, and one may think of some caustic motives which has drawn the young man to make such "uncalculated" comments, as Iran's FM Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast told the media.

    NZ On Screen

  • It is exactly this "uncalculated" quality that the band returns to on their eighth album.

    "xchannel" via Mindfield in Google Reader

  • There are some possibilities, and one may think of some caustic motives which has drawn the young man to make such "uncalculated" comments, as Iran's FM Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast told the media.

    NZ On Screen

  • But Herzog's presence, his insistence on being in the middle of things, is something more like an artistic strategy – which is to say it's the very opposite of a strategy, unless it's possible to be both strategic and uncalculated, canny and impulsive at the same time.

    Werner Herzog, the adventurous spirit

  • "This is injustice, it's a clear aggression and it is uncalculated risk for its consequences on the Mediterranean and Europe," read the official English text.

    In Libyan Capital, a Mixed Mood

  • This is injustice, it's a clear aggression and it is uncalculated risk for its consequences on the Mediterranean and Europe.

    In Libyan Capital, a Mixed Mood

  • Through governmental laxity or under-regulation, allowing oil and gas companies to contaminate nationwide water supplies with unregulated toxic chemicals, as detailed in the film, Gasland, creating long-term, uncalculated, negative health, food, and economic impacts

    Alison Rose Levy: Health Care in America: 4 Human Beliefs That Enable Harmful Health Policies

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