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[uhn-krit-i-kuh l] /ʌnˈkrɪt ɪ kəl/
not inclined or able to judge, especially by the application of comparative standards:
an uncritical reader.
undiscriminating; not applying or not guided by the standards of analysis:
an uncritical estimate; their uncritical acceptance of traditional values.
Origin of uncritical
1650-60; un-1 + critical
Related forms
uncritically, adverb
2. shallow, superficial, casual. Unabridged
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  • The guns and caissons at the first uncritical glance looked like junk, but a second look revealed the error.

    The Note-Book of an Attache Eric Fisher Wood
  • She was surprised to see him so unstudied, so uncritical, so humorously anecdotal.

    The Coast of Chance Esther Chamberlain
  • Fraud and deception were evidently practised on the uncritical readers.

    Amenities of Literature Isaac Disraeli
  • They may have been mistaken: Roosevelt may be uncritical in his judgments.

    A Preface to Politics Walter Lippmann
  • They move together with the common, irresistible, uncritical urge of migratory animals.

    Old Junk H. M. Tomlinson
British Dictionary definitions for uncritical


not containing or making severe or negative judgments
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Word Origin and History for uncritical

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

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