unthinking


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un·think·ing

 (ŭn′thĭng′kĭng)
adj.
1. Not taking due thought; thoughtless or heedless: proceeded, unthinking, into the trap.
2. Exhibiting a lack of thought: unthinking bravado.
3. Incapable of the power of thought.

un·think′ing·ly adv.
un·think′ing·ness n.

unthinking

(ʌnˈθɪŋkɪŋ)
adj
1. lacking thoughtfulness; inconsiderate
2. heedless; inadvertent: it was done in an unthinking moment.
3. not thinking or able to think
unˈthinkingly adv
unˈthinkingness n

un•think•ing

(ʌnˈθɪŋ kɪŋ)

adj.
1. thoughtless; heedless; inconsiderate.
2. indicating lack of thought or reflection.
3. not endowed with the faculty of thought.
4. not exercising thought; not given to reflection.
5. not thinking; unmindful.
[1670–80]
un•think′ing•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unthinking - not exhibiting or characterized by careful thoughtunthinking - not exhibiting or characterized by careful thought
thoughtless - showing lack of careful thought; "the debate turned into thoughtless bickering"
2.unthinking - without care or thought for othersunthinking - without care or thought for others; "the thoughtless saying of a great princess on being informed that the people had no bread; `Let them eat cake'"
inconsiderate - lacking regard for the rights or feelings of others; "shockingly inconsiderate behavior"
3.unthinking - mentally sluggishunthinking - mentally sluggish      
stupid - lacking or marked by lack of intellectual acuity
Adv.1.unthinking - in a thoughtless mannerunthinking - in a thoughtless manner; "he stared thoughtlessly at the picture"

unthinking

adjective
1. thoughtless, insensitive, tactless, rude, blundering, inconsiderate, undiplomatic He doesn't say those silly things that unthinking people say.

unthinking

adjective
2. Showing no concern, attention, or regard:
3. Devoid of consideration for others' feelings:
Translations
غَيْر مُتَرَوٍّ، عَديم التَّفْكير
bezmyšlenkovitý
ubetænksom
hugsunarlaus
bezmyšlienkovitý

unthinking

[ˈʌnˈθɪŋkɪŋ] ADJirreflexivo

unthinking

adj (= thoughtless, unintentional)unbedacht, gedankenlos; (= uncritical)bedenkenlos, blind

unthinking

[ʌnˈθɪŋkɪŋ] adj (remark) → sconsiderato/a

unthinkable

(anˈθiŋkəbl) adjective
too outrageous to be considered. It would be unthinkable to ask him to do that.
unˈthinking adjective
showing lack of thought or consideration. His unthinking words had hurt her deeply.
References in classic literature ?
The warm unthinking little animal struggles against the thing that reflects and remembers, and the older, the more sophisticated thing had posses- sion of George Willard.
I was a little unthinking child in those days, just following a misleading impulse without question.
Now this Radney, I suppose, was as little of a coward, and as little inclined to any sort of nervous apprehensiveness touching his own person as any fearless, unthinking creature on land or on sea that you can conveniently imagine, gentlemen.
They were ushered, for the night, into a long room, where many other men, of all ages, sizes, and shades of complexion, were assembled, and from which roars of laughter and unthinking merriment were proceeding.
The unthinking,'' he said, ``the ungrateful, to scorn him who, amidst blood and flames, would have saved her life at the risk of his own
To all these stories the prince listened with unthinking credulity.
It may display the subtlety of the writer; it may open a boundless field for rhetoric and declamation; it may inflame the passions of the unthinking, and may confirm the prejudices of the misthinking: but cool and candid people will at once reflect, that the purest of human blessings must have a portion of alloy in them; that the choice must always be made, if not of the lesser evil, at least of the GREATER, not the PERFECT, good; and that in every political institution, a power to advance the public happiness involves a discretion which may be misapplied and abused.
I drew a great couch out of its place near the corner, so that as I lay, I could look at the lovely view to east and south,and unthinking of and uncaring for the dust, composed myself for sleep.
I felt assured, at first sight, that she was not a Belgian; her complexion, her countenance, her lineaments, her figure, were all distinct from theirs, and, evidently, the type of another race--of a race less gifted with fullness of flesh and plenitude of blood; less jocund, material, unthinking.
I can remember that they were evidently fond of his society; and with such encouragement, a man like Crawford, lively, and it may be, a little unthinking, might be led on to--there could be nothing very striking, because it is clear that he had no pretensions: his heart was reserved for you.
Yes, I was young and unthinking, and when the flood came, who so pleased as I?
Inconceivably young - still beautifully unthinking - infinitely receptive.