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Not reflective; unthinking.

un′re·flec′tive·ly adv.
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not reflective or thoughtful; rash; unthinking
ˌunreˈflectively adv
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(ˌʌn rɪˈflɛk tɪv)

not reflective; thoughtless; lacking in due deliberation; rash.
un`re•flec′tive•ly, adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unreflective - not exhibiting or characterized by careful thoughtunreflective - not exhibiting or characterized by careful thought
thoughtless - showing lack of careful thought; "the debate turned into thoughtless bickering"
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References in classic literature ?
From an unreflective, instinctive, mechanical feeling, the lieutenant cried:
'We want to remark that all the fake stories are so thoughtless that one is left in no doubt that they are concoctions from the most unreflective minds and the basest instinct in the PDP.
Therefore, I am troubled by the charges he faced as they are contradictive and unreflective of his character.
And Blair rubbed salt into Walsall's wounds with a fourth goal in stoppage time to give the scoreline an unreflective look, lashing into the roof of the net after working space 12 yards out.
In a statement, the ministry said that the TV host's words were distorted facts and part of a deliberate smear campaign unreflective of the camaraderie shared between Kuwait and Lebanon.
Creating a "Moro-landia" is by itself synthetic accommodation unreflective of the tribal diversities, conflicts, "Rido wars" among 18 tribes, plus feudal families, among them.
SINN Fein's leader has accused the Government and DUP of prolonging the Stormont crisis to allow an unreflective view of Northern Ireland to be presented in the Brexit debate.
Many of the philosophers, social theorists, and literary critics in the long history of interest in the everyday--the shapes of daily lives, the invisibility of mundane events, the look of objects of apparent insignificance, the feelings that attend repetition, the emergence of unreflective attitudes, the habits of ordinary speech--surrender the ambition to define the category, and they often turn, instead, to reflecting on our orientation or attitude toward this dimension of experience.
Bouffant and bearded he's a refreshing oasis of unreflective vanity and superficial charm.
There is this unreflective acceptance that violence towards women is normalized." 
It was a tight bout that could have gone either way depending on your preference of style, but certainly a 115-110 card, and even a 114-111, seem far too wide and unreflective of the success Foot enjoyed in the feisty North East derby.
But such is the unreflective nature of the table at this stage, the Black Cats could climb as high as fifth with a win over Barnsley - not that Grayson is looking at the standings yet.