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unquestioning

Line breaks: un|ques¦tion¦ing
Pronunciation: /ʌnˈkwɛstʃ(ə)nɪŋ
 
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Definition of unquestioning in English:

adjective

Accepting something without dissent or doubt: an unquestioning acceptance of the traditional curriculum
More example sentences
  • The objective of such a campaign was to stifle dissent, garner unquestioning support, and rally people around a common symbol.
  • If hitherto public service broadcasting had been widely accepted in a largely unquestioning way, from Annan onwards old certainties crumbled.
  • Secondly, Carl's point about a fourth level not being an unquestioning acceptance is a very good one, and should be read.

Derivatives

unquestioningly

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adverb
Example sentences
  • I seem to recall that 30 years ago, when christening was a rite carried out almost unquestioningly, godparents were often appointed as a matter of course or protocol, and the role meant little more than remembering birthdays.
  • Some observers interpret these symbols cynically, as opportunistic, basely commercial, unquestioningly nationalistic expressions of pro-war sentiment.
  • The Senate report has determined unquestioningly that Dick Cheney never heard about Wilson's trip.

Words that rhyme with unquestioning

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