- to modulate (the voice).
- to apply inflection to (a word).
- to recite or display all or a distinct set of the inflections of (a word); decline or conjugate.
- to bend; turn from a direct line or course.
- Botany. to bend in.
- Grammar. to be characterized by inflection.
Origin of inflect
Related Words for uninflectedtedious, repetitious, boring, repetitive, dreary, humdrum, tiresome, dull, ho-hum, plodding, blah, colorless, flat, nothing, pedestrian, prosaic, recurrent, soporific, unchanged, unchanging
Examples from the Web for uninflected
Contemporary Examples of uninflected
His approach to modern life is just as uninflected as that of his Christian counterparts.Joe, Start Acting Jewish!
December 14, 2009
Historical Examples of uninflected
It was scarcely a question; Cloud's voice was level, uninflected.The Vortex Blaster
Edward Elmer Smith
The Rubric, therefore, ordered that the Lessons should be said to uninflected song.Rites and Ritual
It is, as has been previously shown, uninflected in the genitive or possessive case.
She stopped when she saw who it was, and spoke in the dead, uninflected voice of a person in extremity.The Sleuth of St. James's Square
Melville Davisson Post
All other adjectives are uninflected in the singular: the termination in all cases of the pl.
- (grammar) to change (the form of a word) or (of a word) to change in form by inflection
- (tr) to change (the voice) in tone or pitch; modulate
- (tr) to cause to deviate from a straight or normal line or course; bend
Word Origin for inflect
early 15c., "to bend inward," from Latin inflectere (past participle inflexus) "to bend in, bow, curve," figuratively, "to change," from in- "in" (see in- (1)) + flectere "to bend" (see flexible). Grammatical sense is attested 1660s; pronunciation sense (in inflection) is c.1600. Related: Inflected; inflecting.