One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Not engaging in reflection or thought.‘an unreflecting hedonist’
- ‘A nation must be a nation, not a random collection of not always compatible tribes - but crude and unreflecting racism had had its day.’
- ‘Their training, he said, ‘renders them very hostile to the revolutionary spirit and the unreflecting passions of the multitude.’’
- ‘Yet to the unreflecting eye they can appear as isolationist, self-serving and even criminal.’
- ‘The book is not simply a throw-back to a pre-post structuralist Marxist humanism or an unreflecting Whig history however.’
- ‘The text does not independently have effects on readers or compel them to act in particular ways, as if they were passive and unreflecting objects.’
- ‘The unreflecting person clumps about on the earth's surface, but if she needs to know more about who she is and where she came from, she must dig down.’
2Not reflecting light.‘the sea was a dreary, unreflecting grey’
- ‘A narrow gap opened in its slick, yet unreflecting surface - no doubt the voyager's entrance, and it swayed softly on the buzzing rope.’
- ‘Our campsite is a sliver of sand bordered by a dense thicket of trees on one side and a river of gray unreflecting water on the other.’
- ‘This color, with one-third less white, is very suitable for roofs, and is a cool, unreflecting grey.’
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