Definitions

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  • adj. Not stilted.

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  • adj. flowing naturally and continuously

Etymologies

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un- +‎ stilted

Examples

  • This is partly the result of smart design, as the hotel's business and convention facilities are in a separate building from its guest rooms, but The Ritz-Carlton also benefits from immaculate furnishings and calm, unstilted service.

    Kuala Lumpur Update

  • Besides their historical interest Cicero's letters are models of what good letters ought to be -- the expression of the writer's real thoughts and feelings in simple, unstilted language.

    Early European History

  • Alix, the unstilted, widened her eyes, and opened her mouth in unaffected astonishment.

    Sisters

  • Here is a good deal that is biographical and autobiographical in its nature; here is the story of her mother's life told with rare graciousness and affection, in language which is never without eloquence; and even when the dialogue makes you feel that the real characters never talked as they do in this monograph, it is still unstilted and somehow really convincing.

    The Moccasin Maker

  • "That's what comes of trying to satisfy them fellows," one City Father observed, in an indignant and unstilted speech to his colleagues.

    The Philistines

  • Each scene is linked together by a similar theme, perhaps of time or through the soundtrack of one leaking into the next, giving the film an unstilted flow and maintaining audience interest.

    The Guardian World News

  • To at least be dull and pedestrian in a way that seemed natural and unstilted.

    The Guardian World News

  • Despite the weight of the office, vivacious men such as Churchill, Clarke and Jenkins remained unstilted: in April 1929, the Spectator praised Churchill’s final budget speech both for its content and for its “mesmeric and witty delivery”.

    Brown is either fleet-footed or indecisive – he cannot be both

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