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

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Recent Examples on the Web Being even mildly bullish can seem a bit unreflective. The Economist, "The case for a falling dollar," 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, "‘Love is the only way’: How a black preacher’s royal wedding address showed the power of a good sermon," 21 May 2018 But the Fall 2018 runways, from New York to Paris, felt strangely apolitical and unreflective of the world around us. Lauren Alexis Fisher, Harper's BAZAAR, "Buying into Feminism: When Fashion Designers Sell Politics Alongside Their Clothes," 5 Apr. 2018 Surfers, to judge from the throngs who gleefully paddled out from Florida to New England, make for unreflective scholars of the divine. James Ryerson, New York Times, "What’s Bad News for Coastlines Can Be Good News for Surfers," 29 Dec. 2017 Only occasionally does Trump let slip his mask of unreflective invincibility. The New York Times, NOLA.com, "A dozen Diet Cokes, hours of cable TV news: Trump's daily routine detailed," 10 Dec. 2017 Only occasionally does Trump let slip his mask of unreflective invincibility. Anchorage Daily News, "As Trump redefines what it means to be president, an in-depth look at his approach," 10 Dec. 2017 Peter Berg’s docudrama, about the 2013 bombing of the Boston Marathon and the hunt for its perpetrators, is vigorous, sentimental, and unreflective. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, "Patriots Day," 31 Mar. 2017

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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 5 Jul. 2020.

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