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

  • adj. Not adhering to or in accordance with a script written beforehand: "his unscripted encounters with the press” ( Eleanor Clift).

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  • adj. Not scripted; without a script

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  • adj. not furnished with or using a script


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  • Family dinners seem unscripted from the way people interrupt each other and repeat themselves.

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  • I also think the fact that the forecasts are unscripted is important – the personality of a forecaster, like Rob McElwee, comes through in a way that you just don't get with the glassy stare at the Autocue.

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  • Mr. JON RALSTON (Journalist): Neither candidate wants to be out in unscripted environments, because neither thrive in those environments.

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  • BURNETT: I've always, you know, you're right, used the word unscripted drama.

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  • With his Jersey Guy spiel, he's described as unscripted, which is Lesson 433 in the eternal gullibility of journalists.

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  • "We look forward to her spearheading our long term unscripted strategy and growth."

  • After the success of so-called unscripted series like "Survivor" on CBS and "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" on ABC in the early part of the decade, the time was ripe for a show like "Idol."

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  • Because of that context, it would have been helpful -- and could have done some clarifying good -- if reporting on the WGA strike had included a discussion of the active role that non-union writers, editors and producers play in scripting so-called unscripted television.

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  • And yet, The New York Times, Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Fox News, and Wall Street Journal all printed transcripts with the word "scripted" altered to "unscripted" - some transcripts rewriting more than just that one word, editing and adding at different points.

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  • Anyway, government by phone vote would seem the next logical step for the genre we are still obliged to refer to as unscripted programming, despite its meticulous staging.

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