Definitions for unsoundness

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

un•soundʌnˈsaʊnd(adj.)-er, -est.

  1. not sound; unhealthy or diseased, as the body or mind.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  2. decayed or impaired, as timber or foods; defective.

  3. not solid or firm, as foundations.

  4. not well-founded or valid; fallacious:

    an unsound argument.

  5. easily broken; light:

    unsound slumber.

  6. not financially strong or secure:

    an unsound investment.

Origin of unsound:

1275–1325

un•sound′ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. unsoundness(noun)

    a condition of damage or decay

  2. unsoundness(noun)

    a misconception that is fallacious and not true or valid

    "the unsoundness of his conclusion was obvious"

  3. unsoundness(noun)

    not mentally or physically healthy

    "no one can be a poet without a certain unsoundness of mind"

Wiktionary

  1. unsoundness(Noun)

    The state of being unsound.

  2. Origin: From un- + sound + -ness.

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