Definition of unthinking in US English:



  • Expressed, done, or acting without proper consideration of the consequences.

    ‘she was at pains to correct unthinking prejudices’
    • ‘Whether you agree with him or not, his motives for acting are clearly not unthinking loyalty to the US or sycophancy to a superpower.’
    • ‘It makes you an unthinking automaton, who will rapidly be shunned by society for your heartless or underwhelming response to everything.’
    • ‘There are no agencies over here to help unthinking people get their unwisely spent money back.’
    • ‘None of the foregoing is to suggest that I expect you to behave like an unthinking, insensitive automaton in responding to my request for your help.’
    • ‘He adapts with unthinking haste, an instinct that serves him well in front of goal.’
    • ‘This was his home, and Alexander had been foolish and unthinking to forbid him access to it.’
    • ‘What they are about is unthinking mass movement versus individual thoughts and actions.’
    • ‘Even automatic, unthinking actions are to a degree socially-conditioned, as Pavlov and Skinner have demonstrated.’
    • ‘When it comes to blind and unthinking prejudice masquerading as nationalism you can always rely on the lunar right to see eye to eye with the loopy left.’
    • ‘I hope this ends any disturbing talk I've seen about the blogosphere about Andy being the unthinking woman's bit of crumpet.’
    • ‘Communal disharmony, not spiritual harmony, might seem more desirable to secure the unthinking loyalty of the faithful.’
    • ‘‘We're not all unthinking stereotypes just because we've got older,’ she points out.’
    • ‘These unthinking and careless actions by the Premier did no more than to incite and inflame thus creating more danger for those police officers.’
    • ‘For years, she'd entertained an unthinking prejudice against everyone who used them.’
    • ‘They are against unthinking and uncontrolled globalisation.’
    • ‘Enjoyment became an imperative, expense was no object and she embraced unthinking pleasure with an enthusiasm that bordered on the frenetic.’
    • ‘Pearls of wisdom leave our mouths every day in an unthinking and mechanical manner.’
    • ‘There would have been much to astonish a young Ligurian at that time, many opportunities for outrage, defensive bigotry or unthinking prejudice.’
    • ‘Every Western intervention is automatic and unthinking, it seems, except a human rights intervention.’
    • ‘Fourthly, there are those who protest out of some kind of violent instinct, who find pleasure in unthinking acts of fury.’
    thoughtless, inconsiderate, uncaring, heedless, unmindful, regardless, insensitive, injudicious, blundering, uncharitable, unkind
    absent-minded, heedless, thoughtless, unmindful, careless, injudicious, ill-advised, ill-considered, imprudent, unwise, foolish, silly, stupid, reckless, rash, precipitate, negligent, neglectful, remiss
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