from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Not planned or thought out in advance.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Not previously meditated or thought over.
- Not previously purposed or intended; not done by design: as, an unpremeditated offense.
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- adjective Performed, but not
plannedor thought out in advance; extemporaneous, but not unintentional.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adjective not premeditated
- adjective not prepared or planned in advance
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That colloquial use of the word “intuition” refers to an unpremeditated insight that just happens to turn out to be true.
"Like most inexperienced people," ran his notes, "I was astonished at the reported feats of men in war; I believed they were exaggerated, and that there was a kind of unpremeditated conspiracy of silence about their real behaviour.
It was wholly unpremeditated; he had not dreamed of doing it.
Her first surprise and bewilderment at so wholly unpremeditated an act gave way to consternation as she considered its consequences.
It was a careless, unpremeditated glance, one of those haphazard things men do when they have no immediate call to do anything in particular, but act because they are alive and must do something.
This use of our given names had come about quite as a matter of course, and was as unpremeditated as it was natural.
All unpremeditated, she responded to that quick pressure.
With a tired sigh, and with an impulsive movement all her own, unpremeditated, spasmodic, she rested her head upon his breast.
They think the attack last week was unpremeditated.
It was a part of him, the breath of his soul as it were, involuntary and unpremeditated.