ADJ-GRADED (disapproval)
If you say that someone is unthinking, you are critical of them because you consider that they do not think carefully about the effects of their behaviour.

He doesn't say those silly things that unthinking people say...

Bruce was no unthinking vandal.

Derived words:
unthinkingly ADV-GRADED usu ADV with v, also ADV adj

Many motor accidents are the result of unthinkingly mixing speed and alcohol.

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  • unthinking — (adj.) unreflecting, 1670s, from UN (Cf. un ) + prp. of THINK (Cf. think) …   Etymology dictionary

  • unthinking — [adj] careless blundering, brutish, feckless, foolish, heedless, impulsive, inadvertent, inconsiderate, indelicate, insensitive, instinctive, mechanical, napping, negligent, oblivious, outrageous, rash, rude, selfish, senseless, tactless,… …   New thesaurus

  • unthinking — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ without proper consideration. DERIVATIVES unthinkingly adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • unthinking — [unthiŋk′iŋ] adj. 1. a) not stopping to think; heedless b) showing lack of thought, attention, or consideration 2. lacking the ability to think; nonrational unthinkingly adv …   English World dictionary

  • unthinking — unthinkingly, adv. unthinkingness, n. /un thing king/, adj. 1. thoughtless; heedless; inconsiderate: an unthinking, tactless person. 2. indicating lack of thought or reflection: a dull, unthinking expression on his face. 3. not endowed with the… …   Universalium

  • unthinking — adjective Date: 1676 1. not taking thought ; heedless, unmindful < the unthinking onlookers > 2. not indicating thought or reflection < an unthinking decision > 3. not having the power of thought • unthinkingly adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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