What is another word for unreflective?

Pronunciation: [ˌʌnɹɪflˈɛktɪv] (IPA)

Unreflective is a term that refers to someone who lacks the ability to think critically or deeply about a situation or topic. Synonyms for unreflective include thoughtless, impulsive, careless, heedless, and inconsiderate. Other synonyms for this term are rash, careless, unconscious, unwise, unthoughtful, unreasoned, and unobservant. These words describe individuals who act without considering the consequences of their actions or without giving adequate thought to their decisions. The opposite of unreflective is thoughtful, which means someone who carefully considers all aspects of a situation before taking action. If you are looking for antonyms to unreflective, you can use the following words: reflective, introspective, and contemplative.

What are the hypernyms for Unreflective?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for unreflective?

The term 'unreflective' refers to someone who is thoughtless or impulsive, lacking introspection or consideration for others. Some antonyms of unreflective include 'thoughtful', 'deliberate', 'contemplative', 'introspective', or 'meditative', which refer to individuals possessing a deep sense of inner reflection, or the ability to carefully examine their own thoughts and emotions. 'Aware', 'mindful', 'considerate', or 'analytical' also make good antonyms of unreflective, as these words describe someone who is always attentive, observant, or critical of their actions and surroundings.

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Usage examples for Unreflective

Interpret this before and beyond in a historic sense, as an affair of the place occupied and role played by thinking as a function in experience in relation to other functions, and the intermediate and instrumental character of thought, its dependence upon unreflective antecedents for its existence, and upon a consequent experience for its test of final validity, becomes significant and necessary.
"John Dewey's logical theory"
Delton Thomas Howard
Doubtless reality is, in some degree, what it is in unreflective moments; but it is frequently something more, as man learns to his sorrow.
"John Dewey's logical theory"
Delton Thomas Howard
Dewey makes 'knowing' the servant of 'direct experience' by giving it the function of reconstructing the habits of the organism, in order that unreflective experience may be maintained with a minimum of effort.
"John Dewey's logical theory"
Delton Thomas Howard

Famous quotes with Unreflective

  • In endowing us with memory, nature has revealed to us a truth utterly unimaginable to the unreflective creation, the truth of immortality....The most ideal human passion is love, which is also the most absolute and animal and one of the most ephemeral.
    George Santayana
  • A living myth remains largely unconscious for the majority. It is the reality, not the symbol. … Some people in every culture, however, see through or beyond the myth. … Those whose amphibious minds move both within and beyond the myth may be though of as outlaws or metaphysicians. Myth and metaphysics are related to each other in the same way that religion is related to theology. The mythical mind is unreflective. It lives unquestioningly within a horizon of the culture’s images, stories, rituals, and symbols, just as the religious person rests content within the liturgy and creedal structure of the church or cult. The metaphysical mind reflects upon the myth and tries to make it conscious. It plays with the stories and images and lifts the basic presuppositions about life into the light of consciousness. In this sense, metaphysics is the thinking person’s religion.
    Sam Keen
  • Religious fundamentalists see themselves as having remedies for the maladies of the modern world. In reality they are symptoms of the disease they pretend to cure. They hope to recover the unreflective faith of traditional cultures, but this is a peculiarly modern fantasy. We cannot believe as we please; our beliefs are traces left by our unchosen lives. A view of the world is not something that can be conjured up as and when we please.
    John Gray (philosopher)
  • Most men are scantily nourished on a modicum of happiness and a number of empty thoughts which life lays on their plates. They are kept in the road of life through stern necessity by elemental duties which they cannot avoid. Again and again their will-to-live becomes, as it were, intoxicated: spring sunshine, opening flowers, moving clouds, waving fields of grain — all affect it. The manifold will-to-live, which is known to us in the splendid phenomena in which it clothes itself, grasps at their personal wills. They would fain join their shouts to the mighty symphony which is proceeding all around them. The world seem beauteous...but the intoxication passes. Dreadful discords only allow them to hear a confused noise, as before, where they had thought to catch the strains of glorious music. The beauty of nature is obscured by the suffering which they discover in every direction. And now they see again that they are driven about like shipwrecked persons on the waste of ocean, only that the boat is at one moment lifted high on the crest of the waves and a moment later sinks deep into the trough; and that now sunshine and now darkening clouds lie on the surface of the water. And now they would fain persuade themselves that land lies on the horizon toward which they are driven. Their will-to-live befools their intellect so that it makes efforts to see the world as it would like to see it. It forces this intellect to show them a map which lends support to their hope of land. Once again they essay to reach the shore, until finally their arms sink exhausted for the last time and their eyes rove desperately from wave to wave. … Thus it is with the will-to-live when it is unreflective. But is there no way out of this dilemma? Must we either drift aimlessly through lack of reflection or sink in pessimism as the result of reflection? No. We must indeed attempt the limitless ocean, but we may set our sails and steer a determined course.
    Albert Schweitzer

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