uncritical

adjective
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

Other Words from uncritical

uncritically \ ˌən-​ˈkri-​ti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce uncritical (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 athlete’s determination to win with uncritical blind trust can [open the door to] potential abuse. Christopher Vourlias, Variety, 15 Sep. 2022 His is easily one of the most expansive, optimistic, and uncritical bodies of work in American poetry—transcribing the real as O’Hara saw, heard, tasted, and felt it, scribbled off quickly in lunchtime poems with almost no revision. Scott Bradfield, The New Republic, 21 July 2022 To call the film uncritical would be an understatement. Owen Gleiberman, Variety, 30 July 2022 Future presidents may enjoy periodic surges in popularity and respect, but few are likely to attain the aura of uncritical personal trust once accorded by most Americans. San Diego Union-Tribune, 17 June 2022 China’s uncritical amplification of Kremlin views on Moscow’s invasion of the Ukraine demonstrates Beijing’s support for Russia in the war, the U.S. State Department said in a statement today. Russell Flannery, Forbes, 2 May 2022 That’s why uncritical media coverage of the WHCD is at fault. Armond White, National Review, 4 May 2022 But Villeneuve's film, as an uncritical adaptation, leaves the door open to exactly this understanding. Jeva Lange, The Week, 14 Oct. 2021 Seven years after its publication, Parloff’s story stands out for its lack of skepticism and uncritical acceptance of Holmes’ confident claims. Washington Post, 16 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of uncritical

1659, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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21 Sep 2022

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“Uncritical.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncritical. Accessed 2 Oct. 2022.

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