unscripted

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un- +‎ scripted

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unscripted (not comparable)

  1. Not scripted; without a script.
    • 1961 April, “Talking of Trains”, in Trains Illustrated, pages 194-195:
      The audience was then invited to put its unscripted questions to the panel of officers on the platform - and a remarkably varied range of enquiries they proved to be.
    • 2009 Aug. 6, Bill Carter, "‘Millionaire,’ Far From Its Final Answer," New York Times (retrieved 30 May 2014):
      A decade after introducing the idea that unscripted shows could transform prime time, “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” returns to ABC Sunday.
  2. (by extension) Unplanned, unexpected, spontaneous.
    • 1998 June 25, Tony Karon, "China Swoops Down on Dissidents," Time (retrieved 30 May 2014):
      Hoping to avoid any unscripted episodes during President Clinton's visit to the ancient city of Xian today, Chinese authorities yesterday detained two of the city's leading dissidents.

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