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 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 But wholehearted, uncritical support for Israel is no longer automatic among officials or candidates. New York Times, 12 May 2021 Younger generations, with their practical conformism, their embrace of right-wing politics, and their uncritical reception of music that sounds like capitalism, baffle them. Emily Witt, The New Yorker, 19 May 2021 This uncritical veneration of ambition and success takes a toll, leaving psychological and moral wounds. Sanjena Sathian, Time, 9 Apr. 2021 So perhaps Lady Bird Johnson was not the totally uncritical and subservient wife she was generally assumed to be. Judith Martin, WSJ, 12 Mar. 2021 While the United States and Britain have described the events in Myanmar as a coup, China, another veto-wielding permanent member of the council and a major investor in Myanmar, has been uncritical in its appraisal. New York Times, 2 Feb. 2021 Southerners retorted with the Bible’s many uncritical references to slavery and insisted that bondage was part of God’s sacred plan to convert Africans to Christianity. Fergus M. Bordewich, WSJ, 15 Jan. 2021 The film has drawn criticism in some quarters for its depiction of Somalis and its uncritical view of America's involvement in the civil war that engulfed the east African nation. Libor Jany Star Tribune, Star Tribune, 17 Dec. 2020 One woman is a doctor, and a former Republican, who switched parties in part because of the GOP’s stance on trans rights, and its uncritical support of President Trump. Jenny Singer, Glamour, 28 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of uncritical

1659, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of uncritical was in 1659

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5 Jun 2021

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“Uncritical.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncritical. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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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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