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 uncritically

Contemporary Examples of uncritically

Historical Examples of uncritically

  • The story-teller, while observing the traditional form, does not always do so uncritically.

  • He accepted it as uncritically as he accepted life, school, his parents.


    Dorothy Canfield

  • The artists, however, whom Mr. Bennett belauds so uncritically, are not of this sort.


    Clive Bell

  • Uncritically considered, they seem to assert two things, one reasonable, the other palpably absurd.

  • Guizot uncritically followed Raynouard, who held with or anticipated Savigny.

British Dictionary definitions for uncritically



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



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

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