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uncritical

[uhn-krit-i-kuh l] /ʌnˈkrɪt ɪ kəl/
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
1650-1660
1650-60; un-1 + critical
Related forms
uncritically, adverb
Synonyms
2. shallow, superficial, casual.
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  • Witness the wave of books and essays implicating the wired world in a sudden rise in uncritical thinking and attention deficits.
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  • They carried to their tasks uncritical enthusiasms and made good books which, nevertheless, had some serious defects.
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  • The allegation of unfairness led to an almost immediate, and uncritical, government reaction.
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  • One could not ask for a better example of uncritical thinking.
  • Their sorrow and their anger are good, scolding stuff, an articulate tirade against perceived folly and uncritical applause.
British Dictionary definitions for uncritical

uncritical

/ʌnˈkrɪtɪkəl/
adjective
1.
not containing or making severe or negative judgments
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Word Origin and History for uncritical
adj.

1650s, from un- (1) "not" + critical. Cf. Dutch onkritisch, German unkritisch, Danish unkritisk. Related: Uncritically.

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