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unscientific

[uhn-sahy-uh n-tif-ik] /ˌʌn saɪ ənˈtɪf ɪk/
adjective
1.
not scientific; not employed in science:
an unscientific measuring device.
2.
not conforming to the principles or methods of science:
an unscientific approach to a problem.
3.
not demonstrating scientific knowledge or scientific methods:
an unscientific report.
Origin
1765-1775
1765-75; un-1 + scientific
Related forms
unscientifically, adverb
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  • 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

unscientific

/ˌʌnsaɪənˈtɪfɪk/
adjective
1.
not consistent with the methods or principles of science, esp lacking objectivity
2.
ignorant of science
Derived Forms
unscientifically, adverb
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