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 formsun·re·flec·tive·ly, adverb
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Historical Examples of unreflective

  • Then with an unreflective inspiration: “Did you ever read about Launcelot and Guinevere?”

    The Flaw in the Sapphire

    Charles M. Snyder

  • Let it not for a moment be supposed that men such as those we speak of are weak and unreflective.


    Samuel Smiles

  • 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

  • They are the spontaneous expression of careless, wanton, unreflective youth.

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

    The Debtor

    Mary E. Wilkins Freeman

British Dictionary definitions for unreflective



not reflective or thoughtful; rash; unthinking
Derived Formsunreflectively, adverb
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