not inclined or able to judge, especially by the application of comparative standards: an uncritical reader.
undiscriminating; not applying or not guided by the standards of analysis: an uncritical estimate; their uncritical acceptance of traditional values.

Origin of uncritical

First recorded in 1650–60; un-1 + critical
Related formsun·crit·i·cal·ly, adverb

Synonyms for uncritical

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Examples from the Web for uncritical

Contemporary Examples of uncritical

  • For all its passion and gore, this book is not uncritical of the uprising itself.

  • In Washington, Israel had an unwavering and uncritical ally in the form of George W. Bush.

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    Israel Is Losing

    Dan Ephron

    March 23, 2011

  • For too long, Israeli leaders had it easy: unsympathetic enemies in the Middle East and uncritical friends in the United States.

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    Why Israel Is Isolated

    Peter Beinart

    June 7, 2010

  • Yet an uncritical attitude toward the leading climate-change activists may be even more perilous.

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    Blame the Smug Climate Warriors

    Thaddeus Russell

    December 19, 2009

  • The example of Hitler provided a dark parable of the dangers of uncritical worship of genius.

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    What is a Genius?

    Nick Romeo

    November 9, 2013

Historical Examples of uncritical

  • When you once begin there is no end of them, and they spring from an uncritical philosophy after all.

  • She was surprised to see him so unstudied, so uncritical, so humorously anecdotal.

    The Coast of Chance

    Esther Chamberlain

  • They may have been mistaken: Roosevelt may be uncritical in his judgments.

    A Preface to Politics

    Walter Lippmann

  • It was an age of accumulation, of uncritical and indiscriminate enthusiasm.

  • She despised his uncritical, unironical nature, it had nothing for her.

    The Rainbow

    D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence

British Dictionary definitions for uncritical



not containing or making severe or negative judgments
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Word Origin and History for uncritical

1650s, from un- (1) "not" + critical. Cf. Dutch onkritisch, German unkritisch, Danish unkritisk. Related: Uncritically.

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