unthinking

adjective un·think·ing \ ˌən-ˈthiŋ-kiŋ \
Updated on: 22 Nov 2017

Definition of unthinking

1 : not taking thought : heedless, unmindful
  • the unthinking onlookers
2 : not indicating thought or reflection
  • an unthinking decision
3 : not having the power of thought

unthinkingly

play \ˌən-ˈthiŋ-kiŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of unthinking in a Sentence

  1. His unthinking agreement made me uneasy.

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First Known Use of unthinking

1676


UNTHINKING Defined for English Language Learners

unthinking

adjective

Definition of unthinking for English Language Learners

  • : done or said in a foolish or careless way without thinking about the possible effects : behaving in a foolish or careless way without careful thought


UNTHINKING Defined for Kids

unthinking

adjective un·think·ing \ ˌən-ˈthiŋ-kiŋ \

Definition of unthinking for Students

: not thinking about actions or words and how they will affect others
  • unthinking remarks


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