thoughtless; heedless; inconsiderate: an unthinking, tactless person.
indicating lack of thought or reflection: a dull, unthinking expression on his face.
not endowed with the faculty of thought: unthinking matter.
not exercising thought; not given to reflection: This book will not profit an unthinking person.
not thinking; unmindful: chores done in an unthinking manner.
- un·think·ing·ly, adverb
- un·think·ing·ness, noun
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How to use unthinking in a sentence
Then the role of world-class engineers, investors, and public relations firms in the unthinking of human experience, in designing for human reeducation, must be made clear.The covid tech that is intimately tied to China’s surveillance state | Darren Byler | October 11, 2021 | MIT Technology Review
See, one thing about zombies is that they are not just unthinking.The thoughtless husks who plunged this NFL season into chaos deserve a public shaming | Sally Jenkins | December 2, 2020 | Washington Post
Well, to the unthinking anti-Semite, it doesn't matter how the Jewish manipulation works.
Neither, for that matter, do unthinking appeals to sacrosanct moral imperatives like the Ten Commandments.
But Jackson was an experienced hand at public affairs, and his populism, while genuinely felt, was not unthinking or unreflective.
Such is the recognized method by which the great unthinking public is taught to think.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice | Stephen Leacock
This was most probably, in many instances a mere unthinking conformity to ancient use and wont.The Catacombs of Rome | William Henry Withrow
The heartless, unthinking girls tripped gaily down to the carriage, and drove off.Newton Forster | Captain Frederick Marryat
Although we talked for a long time I did not really learn much from these Boers, who represented the most unthinking class.The Relief of Mafeking | Filson Young
With unthinking swiftness, he threw his arm over her and drew her tight to him.The Girl and The Bill | Bannister Merwin
British Dictionary definitions for unthinking
lacking thoughtfulness; inconsiderate
heedless; inadvertent: it was done in an unthinking moment
not thinking or able to think
- unthinkingly, adverb
- unthinkingness, noun
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