adjective Date: 1659 1. not critical ; lacking in discrimination 2. showing lack or improper use of critical standards or procedures • uncritically adverb

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  • uncritical — [un krit′i kəl] adj. 1. not critical; undiscriminating [an uncritical reader] 2. not guided by critical standards of analysis [an uncritical acceptance of radical ideas] uncritically adv …   English World dictionary

  • uncritical — index casual, favorable (expressing approval), indiscriminate, promiscuous, unnecessary Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • uncritical — (adj.) 1650s, from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + CRITICAL (Cf. critical). Cf. Du. onkritisch, Ger. unkritisch, Dan. unkritisk. Related: Uncritically …   Etymology dictionary

  • uncritical — *superficial, shallow, cursory Antonyms: critical Contrasted words: discerning, discriminating, penetrating (see corresponding nouns at DISCERNMENT): comprehending, understanding, appreciating (see UNDERSTAND) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • uncritical — [adj] casual, unfussy careless, cursory, easily pleased, imperceptive, imprecise, imprudent, inaccurate, indiscriminate, offhand, perfunctory, shallow, slipshod, superficial, undiscerning, undiscriminating, unexacting, uninformed, unperceptive,… …   New thesaurus

  • uncritical — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not expressing criticism or using one s critical faculties. DERIVATIVES uncritically adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • uncritical — uncritically, adv. /un krit i keuhl/, adj. 1. not inclined or able to judge, esp. by the application of comparative standards: an uncritical reader. 2. undiscriminating; not applying or not guided by the standards of analysis: an uncritical… …   Universalium

  • uncritical — [[t]ʌ̱nkrɪ̱tɪk(ə)l[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you describe a person or their behaviour as uncritical, you mean that they do not judge whether someone or something is good or bad, right or wrong, before supporting or believing them. ...the conventional… …   English dictionary

  • uncritical — un|crit|i|cal [ʌnˈkrıtıkəl] adj unable or unwilling to see faults in something or someone used to show disapproval uncritical of ▪ John s mother is totally uncritical of his behaviour. >uncritically [ kli] adv …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • uncritical — /ʌnˈkrɪtɪkəl/ (say un kritikuhl) adjective 1. disinclined to make critical analysis: an uncritical reader. 2. without discrimination or critical perception. 3. not in accordance with the rules of just criticism: an uncritical estimate.… …   Australian English dictionary

  • uncritical — adj. Uncritical is used with these nouns: ↑acceptance …   Collocations dictionary

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