un·​crit·​i·​cal ˌən-ˈkri-ti-kəl How to pronounce uncritical (audio)
: not critical : lacking in discrimination
: showing lack or improper use of critical standards or procedures
uncritically 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 If Trump wants uncritical coverage, there is a whole right-wing media ecosystem out there catering to his desires. Bill Goodykoontz, The Arizona Republic, 6 Mar. 2024 Yet his uncritical collaboration with these states exposes him to accusations of hypocrisy. Matias Spektor, Foreign Affairs, 28 Feb. 2024 These important books are not for them; many of them don’t have to be reminded that the comprehensive identification of Jewishness and uncritical support for Israel is an artifact of living memory. Gideon Lewis-Kraus, The New Yorker, 15 Feb. 2024 But the increasingly uncritical embrace of it, in a variety of narrow contexts, means the gradual erosion of some of humans’ most important skills. Nir Eisikovits, Fortune, 7 July 2023 Yet in its overreliance on U.S. sources and largely uncritical repetition of Reagan’s own version of events, The Peacemaker stumbles into many of the same errors. Sean T. Byrnes, The New Republic, 6 July 2023 This cinematic illiteracy relates to how the media fool a credulous, uncritical public — especially this millennium. Armond White, National Review, 7 June 2023 Evangelical leaders remain strikingly uncritical of the Israeli government. Jonathan Weisman, New York Times, 20 Apr. 2023 Even so, Bangalter shared that many fans misinterpreted their act as an uncritical embrace of tech and digital culture. Jonah Valdez, Los Angeles Times, 4 Apr. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1659, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of uncritical was in 1659

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“Uncritical.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncritical. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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