Definitions

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  • adj. Not formulaic; original.

Etymologies

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un- +‎ formulaic

Examples

  • The Sookie Stackhouse books would be at home in multiple sections of the bookstore, and yet are decidedly unformulaic.

    2009 September « shattersnipe: malcontent & rainbows

  • It's an assertion you couldn't make about even some of the greatest directors in the world (the highest divers are always prone to belly-flops), but I have yet to see a Leigh movie -- and I've seen most of his 14 features-that wasn't, at the very least, fresh, brilliantly acted, unformulaic, alive.

    A Long Day's Journey Into Light

  • James Toback's scorching, thoroughly unformulaic comedy takes place almost entirely in real time, in one location, among these three people.

    Not A Classic Date Movie

  • "Donna Tartt 2 + Alfred Hitchcock x Nuclear Energy = the most unformulaic debut of this or any other year" said the blurb on a rather fetching sash-like band around the very eye-catching book jacket.

    The Secret History by Donna Tartt...at last

  • The cruelly funny "Margot at the Wedding" shares many of the virtues of "Squid" — it's psychologically astute, sociologically dead on, refreshingly unformulaic — but it's a considerably tougher, less ingratiating movie.

    Here There Be Monsters

  • Known for his arresting and unformulaic designs, Wells often combined antique or primitive or decorative pieces with contemporary art and architecture.

    chron.com Chronicle

  • 'House's Head,' which was wildly ambitious and imaginative and unformulaic.

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