9 Grammatical Pitfalls


[uhn-ri-flek-tiv] /ˌʌn rɪˈflɛk tɪv/
not reflective; thoughtless; lacking in due deliberation; heedless; rash:
a sweeping, unreflective pessimism.
Origin of unreflective
1850-55; un-1 + reflective
Related forms
unreflectively, adverb Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for unreflective
  • As a rule, these choices are fast, unreflective and effortless.
  • These visions seem fit compensation for the unreflective solitude of the protagonist's existence.
  • The result of such unreflective opinion is exemplified in the widely criticized three strikes legislation.
  • Nothing guarantees failure more than continued, unreflective reliance on the processes that first produced success.
  • unreflective or careless activities at these facilities can contribute to the degradation of our waterways.
  • The press amplified the unreflective emotional excitement of the hour.
British Dictionary definitions for unreflective


not reflective or thoughtful; rash; unthinking
Derived Forms
unreflectively, adverb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for unreflective

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for unreflective

Scrabble Words With Friends