Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Not critical; undiscriminating or indulgent.
  • adj. Not using critical standards or methods, as in evaluation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. indulgent or undiscriminating; slow to criticize
  • adj. having a disregard for critical standards or procedures

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not critical; not able or disposed to criticize; wanting in acuteness of judgment or critical analysis.
  • Not according to the rules of just criticism; not intelligent from the critical point of view: as, an uncritical estimate.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. marked by disregard for critical standards or procedures
  • adj. not critical; not tending to find or call attention to errors

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Examples

  • Or, to return to the lexicon of romantic criticism, you might call it uncritical life, life without alienation, immune from all normative demands.

    Afterword: Secularism, Cosmopolitanism, and Romanticism

  • Over the past four decades, patriotism was often defined as uncritical support for U.S. policies -- such as the Vietnam War-era bumper sticker MY COUNTRY, RIGHT OR WRONG.

    Naomi Wolf: Fake Patriotism

  • These doctrines tend to glorify the illimitable expansion of the ego as 'self-expression,' and create in uncritical minds the notion that it is foolish, even harmful to health, to try to suppress one's desires -- a favorite dogma of Freud and the psychoanalysts.

    What College Did to My Religion

  • His view of the Torah is what the modern world would call uncritical: that is to say, he accepts the idea that the whole of the Five Books was an objective revelation to

    Philo-Judaeus of Alexandria

  • His view of the Torah is what the modern world would call uncritical: that is to say, he accepts the idea that the whole of the Five Books was an objective revelation to Moses at Sinai.

    Philo-Judaeus of Alexandria

  • The mind that is really logical and self-consistent cannot admit part of the so-called “critical” view — what ought to be called the uncritical view — and yet on the whole cling to the belief in real Lukan authorship.

    Was Christ Born in Bethlehem?

  • Is Alleyne guilty of churnalism (defined as the uncritical rehashing of press releases)?

    Francis Sedgemore

  • While demonstrations against American policies -- such as uncritical support for Israel and the invasion of Iraq -- get lots of negative Western press, for Arab bloggers and activists like Alaa, those protests are part of a continuum of human rights activism.

    Jason Erb: Ensuring Egypt's Victory By Repealing Emergency Laws

  • That kind of uncritical adulation is not good – for readers, or for the genre.

    Oops, I did it again « It Doesn't Have To Be Right…

  • What is sad is that this kind of uncritical and small "reporting" (including what appears on Election Central) is that this is exactly how Iraq became the supposed "center" of terrorism for the U. S/cause of 9-11, and Obama remains a Muslim (as far as we know) for 13% of Americans.

    Obama Campaign Explains College Trip To Pakistan

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