unreflective

adjective
un·​re·​flec·​tive | \ ˌən-ri-ˈflek-tiv How to pronounce unreflective (audio) \

Definition of unreflective

: not reflective: such as
a : unthinking, heedless an unreflective person an unreflective impulse unreflective dogma
b : not reflecting something TV made some moves toward reflecting reality. Very small moves; very unreflective of reality.— Dorothy Uhnak
c : not producing a reflection an unreflective surface

Examples of unreflective in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Develop approaches for appropriate clinical use of AI in combination with human expertise, experience, and judgment, and discourage overreliance on, or unreflective trust of, algorithmic recommendations. John D. Halamka, STAT, 20 Mar. 2022 During a 2011 search, divers working for Deep Ocean Search encountered a small, unreflective object near the coordinates of the ship that had been left by German submarine records and the ship’s own crew. The Editors, Outside Online, 16 Apr. 2015 The analysis was typical of her—unreflective, cryptic, deprecatory. Margaret Talbot, The New Yorker, 6 Dec. 2021 The tribalism of today resides in a very old, unreflective part of the brain that the Founders worked to temper and subdue through the power of reason and debate. Thomas Koenig, National Review, 24 July 2021 The song offers vignettes of unreflective heroism alongside vignettes of betrayal, human nature in all its complexity amid the disaster. Sean Wilentz, The New York Review of Books, 19 June 2021 As in previous years, the finalists skewed white and male, a double-punch of biases both unreflective of back-of-house reality and hopelessly out of step with the times. Aaron Timms, The New Republic, 4 Dec. 2020 Being even mildly bullish can seem a bit unreflective. The Economist, 14 Nov. 2019 Perhaps an old-fashioned medium, especially when executed to perfection, provides an antidote to the unreflective dross of Facebook and Snapchat. Randall Balmer, Washington Post, 21 May 2018 See More

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First Known Use of unreflective

1641, in the meaning defined above

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“Unreflective.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unreflective. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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