unexamined

adjective un·ex·am·ined \ ˌən-ig-ˈza-mənd \
|Updated on: 22 Jul 2018

Definition of unexamined

: not subjected to examination (such as critical scrutiny, analysis, or comparison) : not carefully weighed or examined
  • … encouraging students to question their own unexamined beliefs …
  • —Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt
  • With every aspect of public education coming under increased scrutiny, no program is left unexamined.
  • —Patty Kohler and Jacque Reese
  • "The unexamined life is not worth living."
  • —translation of Socratesas quoted in Plato's Apology

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15th century

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