Definition of unreflecting in English:


Pronunciation /ˌənrəˈflektiNG/ /ˌənrəˈflɛktɪŋ/


  • 1Not engaging in reflection or thought.

    ‘an unreflecting hedonist’
    • ‘A nation must be a nation, not a random collection of not always compatible tribes - but crude and unreflecting racism had had its day.’
    • ‘Yet to the unreflecting eye they can appear as isolationist, self-serving and even criminal.’
    • ‘Their training, he said, ‘renders them very hostile to the revolutionary spirit and the unreflecting passions of the multitude.’’
    • ‘The book is not simply a throw-back to a pre-post structuralist Marxist humanism or an unreflecting Whig history however.’
    • ‘The text does not independently have effects on readers or compel them to act in particular ways, as if they were passive and unreflecting objects.’
    • ‘The unreflecting person clumps about on the earth's surface, but if she needs to know more about who she is and where she came from, she must dig down.’
  • 2Not reflecting light.

    ‘the sea was a dreary, unreflecting gray’
    • ‘A narrow gap opened in its slick, yet unreflecting surface - no doubt the voyager's entrance, and it swayed softly on the buzzing rope.’
    • ‘Our campsite is a sliver of sand bordered by a dense thicket of trees on one side and a river of gray unreflecting water on the other.’
    • ‘This color, with one-third less white, is very suitable for roofs, and is a cool, unreflecting grey.’



/ˌənrəˈflektiNG/ /ˌənrəˈflɛktɪŋ/