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unsound

[uhn-sound] /ʌnˈsaʊnd/
adjective, unsounder, unsoundest.
1.
not sound; unhealthy, diseased, or disordered, as the body or mind.
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; unreliable:
an unsound corporation.
Origin
1275-1325
1275-1325; Middle English; see un-1, sound2
Related forms
unsoundly, adverb
unsoundness, noun
Synonyms
1. infirm, sick, ill, unhealthy. 2. rotten, unwholesome. 4. false, erroneous, faulty.
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British Dictionary definitions for unsoundness

unsound

/ʌnˈsaʊnd/
adjective
1.
diseased, weak, or unstable of unsound mind
2.
unreliable or fallacious unsound advice
3.
lacking solidity, strength, or firmness unsound foundations
4.
of doubtful financial or commercial viability an unsound enterprise
5.
(of fruit, timber, etc) not in an edible or usable condition
Derived Forms
unsoundly, adverb
unsoundness, noun
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Word Origin and History for unsoundness

unsound

adj.

early 14c., of persons, "diseased, wounded," from un- (1) "not" + sound (adj.). Cf. Middle Low German unsund, Middle Dutch ongesont, German ungesund. Meaning "morally corrupt" is recorded from c.1300; that of "not mentally healthy" is from 1540s. Sense of "not based on reasoning or fact" is attested from 1590s.

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