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

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And the crowd’s passionate whooping underscored one of the musical’s central themes: the dangers of uncritical celebrity worship. Noel Murray, New York Times, "Review: In ‘Jesus Christ Superstar,’ an Old Story for (Yet Another) New Millennium," 2 Apr. 2018 Pooh gave smiling, uncritical approval of Hanyu, 23, in late October at an important pre-Olympic competition in Moscow called the Rostelecom Cup. JerÉ Longman, New York Times, "The Greatest Figure Skater Ever Is Michael Jackson on Ice, Surrounded by Winnie the Poohs," 4 Jan. 2018 Affirmative action in America under Kavanaugh Anthony Kennedy is hardly an uncritical supporter of affirmative action in public employment, education admissions, or other realms. Dylan Matthews, Vox, "America under Brett Kavanaugh," 11 July 2018 More than 214 million people in 195 cities and territories heard God's call in Graham's stentorian voice and witnessed him deliver the Gospel — pure and uncritical — in person or by satellite links. Cathy Lynn Grossman, USA TODAY, "Billy Graham reached millions through his crusades. Here's how he did it," 21 Feb. 2018 Then there is Trump’s uncritical embrace of President Duterte of the Philippines, who openly threatens journalists with murder (and sends vigilantes to kill thousands of drug-dealer suspects). Trudy Rubin, Philly.com, "After Maryland shooting, Trump must quit embracing autocrats who squash the press | Trudy Rubin," 29 June 2018 Goslings and ducklings are baby birds, but a groundling is an uncritical or unrefined person (too poor to pay for a seat in Renaissance theaters) and a changeling is a child exchanged by fairies, or any kind of replacement of inferior value. Melissa Mohr, The Christian Science Monitor, "When good words turn bad," 28 June 2018 No 8-year-old Dakota child should have to listen to an uncritical reading of Little House on the Prairie. Constance Grady, Vox, "Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House books are beautiful. They are also filled with racism.," 26 June 2018 Coming from a major news network's media correspondent, this type of uncritical distortion is disappointing. Jay Willis, GQ, "Boycotting Laura Ingraham Is Patriotic," 2 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of uncritical

1659, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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appealing forcibly to the mind or reason

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