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[uhn-ri-flek-tiv] /ˌʌn rɪˈflɛk tɪv/
not reflective; thoughtless; lacking in due deliberation; heedless; rash:
a sweeping, unreflective pessimism.
Origin of unreflective
First recorded in 1850-55; un-1 + reflective
Related forms
unreflectively, adverb Unabridged
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  • They are the spontaneous expression of careless, wanton, unreflective youth.

  • Logical conduct is, then, conduct which aims to remove ambiguity and inhibition in unreflective conduct.

    Creative Intelligence John Dewey, Addison W. Moore, Harold Chapman Brown, George H. Mead, Boyd H. Bode, Henry Waldgrave, Stuart James, Hayden Tufts, Horace M. Kallen
  • In combating the notion that Japan is a nation of unreflective imitators, I have given numerous examples of originality.

  • He had a curious singleness of purpose, as unreasoning and unreflective as an animal in search of food.

    The Debtor Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • The light-hearted, luxurious, unreflective days were gone, never probably in our time to return.

    Up and Down Edward Frederic Benson
  • A correlate to the unreflective impersonal judgment is found in early custom.

  • unreflective minds possess thoughts only as a jug does water, by containing them.

  • The old, old problem forces itself on the most unreflective mind at every turn in the gay streets of Udaipur.

    From Sea to Sea Rudyard Kipling
British Dictionary definitions for unreflective


not reflective or thoughtful; rash; unthinking
Derived Forms
unreflectively, adverb
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