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 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 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, 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, 29 Dec. 2017 Only occasionally does Trump let slip his mask of unreflective invincibility. The New York Times, NOLA.com, 10 Dec. 2017 Only occasionally does Trump let slip his mask of unreflective invincibility. Anchorage Daily News, 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, 31 Mar. 2017

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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 15 Jun. 2021.

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