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[uhn-sahy-uh n-tif-ik] /ˌʌn saɪ ənˈtɪf ɪk/
not scientific; not employed in science:
an unscientific measuring device.
not conforming to the principles or methods of science:
an unscientific approach to a problem.
not demonstrating scientific knowledge or scientific methods:
an unscientific report.
Origin of unscientific
1765-75; un-1 + scientific
Related forms
unscientifically, adverb Unabridged
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Examples from the web for unscientific
  • Definitively, therefore, climate science is somewhere between unscientific and anti-scientific.
  • There would be nothing wrong with this, because intelligent design is unscientific.
  • Previous researchers had provided lists of similar-sounding and look-alike words, but their methods were unscientific.
  • But the strategy of focusing on the top predators has sometimes been criticized for being unscientific.
  • Though absurdly unscientific even for its time, phrenology was remarkably prescient-up to a point.
  • According to this reporter's unscientific test, it doesn't work quite as well as advertised.
  • Determined by a completely unscientific but accurate statistical equation, these gayest cities may surprise you.
  • The straw poll is unscientific but is sometimes seen as a show of organizational strength among presidential hopefuls.
  • Furthermore, when religion resorts to unfalsifiable claims, it is inherently unscientific to accept them.
  • And to have brain research corroborate it is rather unscientific, since the aim of research should be objective.
British Dictionary definitions for unscientific


not consistent with the methods or principles of science, esp lacking objectivity
ignorant of science
Derived Forms
unscientifically, adverb
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