un·​ques·​tion·​ing | \ ˌən-ˈkwes-chə-niŋ How to pronounce unquestioning (audio) , -ˈkwesh- \

Definition of unquestioning

: not questioning : not expressing or marked by doubt or hesitation unquestioning obedience unquestioning loyalty

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unquestioningly \ ˌən-​ˈkwes-​chə-​niŋ-​lē How to pronounce unquestioningly (audio) , -​ˈkwesh-​ \ adverb

Examples of unquestioning in a Sentence

I am truly disturbed by her unquestioning acceptance of authority.
Recent Examples on the Web In the figure of the Kashmiri man⁠—happy to play along as the driver to the tourist couple⁠—is reflected the ideal version of a Kashmiri for the rest of India: acquiescent, unquestioning and at the service of outsiders. Isha Dubey, Quartz India, "What is Kashmir’s place in India’s collective memory?," 9 Oct. 2019 The wartime struggle fostered unquestioning faith in Mao and the party in Ms. Nie’s generation, Mr. Bu, the historian, said. Chris Buckley, New York Times, "Nie Yuanzi, Whose Poster Fanned the Cultural Revolution, Dies at 98," 3 Sep. 2019 Widely associated with climate-change skepticism, unquestioning support of the fossil-fuel industry, and the blind harvesting of resources, the GOP’s record on conservation is a bit rocky. Kayla Bartsch, National Review, "Republicans Take an Important Step Back into the Environmental Debate," 15 July 2019 Was there ever a time when Americans had unquestioning faith in federal law-enforcement agencies? Jonathan S. Tobin, National Review, "Since When Are Liberals against Investigating the CIA and FBI?," 17 June 2019 Her primary performance, dismal for a four-term incumbent, stemmed from a political reality of the Trump era: Republican primaries often draw voters with enormous, and largely unquestioning, affection for the president. Jonathan Martin, New York Times, "Even a Whiff of Disloyalty to Trump Can Imperil a G.O.P. Incumbent," 11 June 2018 Yet an important stock market yardstick — the price-earnings ratio — suggests investors have an almost unquestioning faith in Netflix’s ability to notch fast-growing earnings. Peter Eavis, The Seattle Times, "Netflix keeps adding subscribers, and market investors could profit," 16 Oct. 2018 This shift already appears to be having important implications for what historically has been a close relationship built on almost unquestioning bipartisan support. Josef Federman, Fox News, "Israeli questioning of US Jews at border expose deeper rift," 19 Aug. 2018 That was the latest example of Trump’s strange, unquestioning respect for Putin, an affection that seems to go well beyond his natural inclination toward strongmen. Benjamin Hart, Daily Intelligencer, "Trump Floats Putin White House Invitation," 2 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of unquestioning

1697, in the meaning defined above

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“Unquestioning.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unquestioningly. Accessed 24 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of unquestioning

: given completely and without asking questions or expressing doubt


un·​ques·​tion·​ing | \ ˌən-ˈkwes-chə-niŋ How to pronounce unquestioning (audio) , -ˈkwesh- \

Kids Definition of unquestioning

: accepting without thinking or doubting unquestioning obedience

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