from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Not using or involving calculation.

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  • adj. Not calculating; not conniving; innocent.


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  • And in being so uncalculating, and willing to get his hands dirty, he has brought a surge of public attention to an important but convoluted story about tabloid journalism.

    From Stephen Fry to Hugh Grant: The rise of the celebrity activist

  • Most hewed to the narrative of Mays as the “uncomplicated” Negro, the “uncalculating lad,” or—as Sport called him—“this playful laughing boy from the steel-mill country of Alabama.”


  • It keeps us from being free to love in a way that is uncalculating.

    Love For No Reason

  • I also wish they were as honest and uncalculating as Ron Paul (OK, Kucinich and Gravel are, but they don't have 20+ million in the bank).

    Ron Paul: American Civil War Was Unnecessary

  • ‘You calculated how to be uncalculating, and are natural by art!’ she said, with the slightest accent of sarcasm.

    The Hand of Ethelberta

  • Faithful unto the end, with the deep, uncalculating love which shames so often that of man, the dumb follower had apparently refused to procure food for himself, and pined to death at the feet of his dead master.

    Robbery Under Arms

  • Astounded, she gazed in his eyes for a space, like a beautiful statue, and then suddenly burst out sobbing; and with the wonderful feminine impetuosity which only grand-souled, uncalculating women, created for fine impulses of the heart, are capable of, threw herself upon his neck, encircling it with her wondrous snowy arms, and wept.

    Taras Bulba

  • The man was reported to be cruel but uncalculating, a methodical killer, but not the sort to think through such a scheme as the Nighthorse kidnapping.

    Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine

  • That wonderfully simple mind of Ronyon's — straightforward, uncalculating, concerned only with the surface effects of human interaction.


  • It seemed to me that he was, in the best sense, an extremely calculating and deliberate man; whereas Roosevelt, in the best sense, was a very uncalculating and essentially easygoing man, deeply easy-going because he trusted in his own charm; he trusted in his own power.

    On JFK: An Interview with Isaiah Berlin


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