What does unsound mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unsoundadjective

    not in good condition; damaged or decayed

    "an unsound foundation"

  2. unsoundadjective

    not sound financially

    "unsound banking practices"

  3. fallacious, unsoundadjective

    containing or based on a fallacy

    "fallacious reasoning"; "an unsound argument"

  4. mentally ill, unsound, unstableadjective

    suffering from severe mental illness

    "of unsound mind"

  5. bad, unfit, unsoundadjective

    physically unsound or diseased

    "has a bad back"; "a bad heart"; "bad teeth"; "an unsound limb"; "unsound teeth"

  6. unsoundadjective

    of e.g. advice


  1. unsoundadjective

    Not sound; not whole; not solid; defective; infirm; diseased.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Unsoundadjective

    Intemp’rate youth
    Ends in an age imperfect, and unsound. John Denham.

    An animal whose juices are unsound, can never be duly nourished; for unsound juices can never duly repair the fluids and solids. Arbuthnot.

    These arguments being sound and good, it cannot be unsound or evil to hold still the same assertion. Richard Hooker.

    Eutyches of sound belief, as touching their true personal copulation, become unsound, by denying the difference which still continueth between the one and the other nature. Richard Hooker.

    Do not tempt my misery,
    Lest it should make me so unsound a man,
    As to upbraid you with those kindnesses
    That I have done for you. William Shakespeare.

    Their vain humours, fed
    With fruitless follies and unsound delights. Hubbard’s Tale.

    The now sad king,
    Toss’d here and there, his quiet to confound,
    Feels sudden terror bring cold shivering;
    Lists not to eat; still muses; sleeps unsound. Daniel.

    Some lands make unsound cheese, notwithstanding all the care of the good housewife. John Mortimer, Husbandry.

    This Boobyclod soon drops upon the ground
    A certain token that his love’s unsound;
    While Lubberkin sticks firmly. John Gay.

    Of such subtle substance and unsound,
    That like a ghost he seem’d, whose grave-cloaths are unbound. Fairy Queen.

    What fury, what conceit unsound,
    Presenteth here to death so sweet a child? Edward Fairfax.

    His puissance, trusting in th’ Almighty’s aid,
    I mean to try, whose reason I have try’d
    Unsound and false. John Milton.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Unsoundadjective

    not sound; not whole; not solid; defective; infirm; diseased


  1. Unsound

    Unsound is the first, and currently only, compilation released in the Unsound series, which replaced Epitaph Records' Punk-O-Rama series. Epitaph chose to change the name of the compilation series because the name "Punk-O-Rama", especially in its later releases, no longer reflected the wide range of music released on the compilations. Unsound is similar to the last two entries in the Punk-O-Rama series in that it is a two-disc set with a CD and a DVD, which contains music videos of bands on the CD.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Unsound

    un-sownd′, adj. not sound or perfect: not honest: erroneous: defective: (Spens.) not substantial, not to be depended upon.—adv. Unsound′ly.—n. Unsound′ness.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of unsound in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of unsound in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of unsound in a Sentence

  1. Eliot Engel:

    There's a reason the Obama administration and The Trump administration, at least before this point, never made such audacious legal claims. The assertion that Congress has authorized the executive branch to use force against Iran is unsound. A bipartisan majority of both houses of Congress have rejected that view in just the past few weeks through congressional findings, the administration's position is dangerous. It holds Iran directly responsible for abuses committed by armed groups under a new-fangled theory that United States would not want to see applied to our support for armed forces including the Saudi bombing campaign in Yemen and the Syrian Kurdish forces' treatment of detainees.

  2. Justice Samuel Alito:

    Too much public discourse today is sullied by ad hominem rhetoric, that is, attempts to discredit an argument not by proving that it is unsound but by attacking the character or motives of the argument's proponents, the majority regrettably succumbs to this trend.

  3. The University of Chicago:

    Partial data from an ongoing clinical trial is by definition incomplete and should never be used to draw conclusions about the safety or efficacy of a potential treatment that is under investigation, in this case, information from an internal forum for research colleagues concerning work in progress was released without authorization. Drawing any conclusions at this point is premature and scientifically unsound.

  4. Lindsay Graham:

    It's an unsound military strategy. I think it's immoral if the authorization doesn't allow for us to counter Assad's air power.

  5. Temario Rivera:

    It would be an unsound political decision because what can Bong Go add to Sara’s candidacy?.

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    a deliberately offensive act or something producing the effect of deliberate disrespect
    • A. affront
    • B. emanate
    • C. embellish
    • D. render

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