un·​crit·​i·​cal | \ ˌən-ˈkri-ti-kəl How to pronounce uncritical (audio) \

Definition of uncritical

1 : not critical : lacking in discrimination
2 : showing lack or improper use of critical standards or procedures

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uncritically \ ˌən-​ˈkri-​ti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce uncritically (audio) \ adverb

Examples of uncritical in a Sentence

The senator's uncritical support for the measure reflects his poor judgment. had an uncritical trust in the nation's leaders
Recent Examples on the Web The more serious critiques of uncritical deference to expertise on the right seek to situate scientific inquiry more as an exercise of human capacities than a cosmic intrusion on human affairs. Ari Schulman, The New Republic, "The Coronavirus and the Right’s Scientific Counterrevolution," 15 June 2020 And this nationalism has manifested into an uncritical trust in the authorities and a shaming of critics, calling them traitors. Heba Habib, The Christian Science Monitor, "With science and shared values, Sweden charts own pandemic course," 27 Apr. 2020 His openings to China and Islam, and his seemingly uncritical embrace of immigration, may be mistakes. Francis X. Maier, National Review, "Pope Francis’s Respectful Critics Deserve Better Than Scorn," 20 Mar. 2020 And, of course, Obama has been replaced by Donald Trump, who has withdrawn from the Iran deal, lavished uncritical attention on Riyadh, and offered unprecedented support for Benjamin Netanyahu and the Israeli right in his peace plan. Ethan Bronner, The New York Review of Books, "Stuck," 12 Mar. 2020 What should be defended is the uncritical desire to elect yet another man to a position that 45 men and zero women have held. Time, "It Matters That Elizabeth Warren Is a Woman. Why Do So Many on the Left Insist That It Doesn't?," 16 Jan. 2020 There was, for one thing, the need to repudiate the first half of the 20th century, during which science textbooks were replete with racial stereotypes and uncritical references to eugenics. Amy Harmon, New York Times, "Can Biology Class Reduce Racism?," 7 Dec. 2019 Fincher's uncritical examination of violence and its repercussions becomes itself a celebration, an aesthetic and ideology, that turns increasingly sadistic and cruel. Patrick Z. Mcgavin, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Fight Club': THR's 1999 Review," 15 Oct. 2019 The memorial function is emotional, and essentially uncritical. Philip Kennicott, Washington Post, "Everything is professional at the National Law Enforcement Museum. That’s a problem.," 9 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of uncritical

1659, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Uncritical.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncritical. Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of uncritical

usually disapproving : not expressing or willing to express appropriate criticism or disapproval : not critical

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