uncritical

[uhn-krit-i-kuhl]
adjective
1.
not inclined or able to judge, especially by the application of comparative standards: an uncritical reader.
2.
undiscriminating; not applying or not guided by the standards of analysis: an uncritical estimate; their uncritical acceptance of traditional values.

Origin:
1650–60; un-1 + critical

uncritically, adverb


2. shallow, superficial, casual.
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uncritical (ʌnˈkrɪtɪkəl)
 
adj
not containing or making severe or negative judgments

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uncritical
1659, from un- (1) "not" + critical (see critic). Cf. Du. onkritisch, Ger. unkritisch, Dan. unkritisk.
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Example sentences
Witness the wave of books and essays implicating the wired world in a sudden
  rise in uncritical thinking and attention deficits.
But it would be altogether uncritical to be positive here.
They carried to their tasks uncritical enthusiasms and made good books which,
  nevertheless, had some serious defects.
The state broadcasting company is docile and uncritical of the government.
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