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unreflecting

[uhn-ri-flek-ting] /ˌʌn rɪˈflɛk tɪŋ/
adjective
1.
not reflecting; unthinking:
an unreflecting, self-satisfied man.
Origin of unreflecting
1655-1665
First recorded in 1655-65; un-1 + reflect + -ing2
Related forms
unreflectingly, adverb
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  • It is not at all apparent to the ordinary mind, escaping the unreflecting.

  • To that purpose it is adapted when the hearers are untaught, untrained, and unreflecting.

  • An unreflecting Christian walks in twilight among snares and pitfalls!

    Aids to Reflection Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  • For this, the unreflecting world is not always sufficiently grateful.

    While I Remember Stephen McKenna
  • They would be soon ended, the days of irresponsible, unreflecting action.

    The Lonely Unicorn Alec Waugh
  • The one emotion excited in him was simple, unreflecting, unalloyed delight.

    The Dead Secret Wilkie Collins
  • However, a few words will make it clear to the most unreflecting.

    Flatland Edwin Abbott Abbott
  • Anything like width of outlook or unreflecting feeling is foreign to Lvov.

    Letters of Anton Chekhov Anton Chekhov
  • This will be asked, I am sure, only by the unobservant and unreflecting.

    The Brothers' War John Calvin Reed
  • Akbar did not appeal to an unreflecting or an obstinate people.

    Rulers of India: Akbar George Bruce Malleson

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