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un·sound

 (ŭn-sound′)
adj. un·sound·er, un·sound·est
1. Not dependably strong or solid.
2. Not physically or mentally healthy.
3. Not true or logically valid; fallacious: an unsound conclusion.

un·sound′ly adv.
un·sound′ness n.

unsound

(ʌnˈsaʊnd)
adj
1. diseased, weak, or unstable: of unsound mind.
2. unreliable or fallacious: unsound advice.
3. lacking solidity, strength, or firmness: unsound foundations.
4. (Commerce) of doubtful financial or commercial viability: an unsound enterprise.
5. (Banking & Finance) of doubtful financial or commercial viability: an unsound enterprise.
6. (of fruit, timber, etc) not in an edible or usable condition
unˈsoundly adv
unˈsoundness n

un•sound

(ʌnˈsaʊnd)

adj. , -er, -est.
1. not sound; unhealthy or diseased, 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 or secure: an unsound investment.
[1275–1325]
un•sound′ly, adv.
un•sound′ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unsound - not in good condition; damaged or decayed; "an unsound foundation"
sound - in good condition; free from defect or damage or decay; "a sound timber"; "the wall is sound"; "a sound foundation"
2.unsound - not sound financiallyunsound - not sound financially; "unsound banking practices"
broken - physically and forcibly separated into pieces or cracked or split; "a broken mirror"; "a broken tooth"; "a broken leg"; "his neck is broken"
damaged - harmed or injured or spoiled; "I won't buy damaged goods"; "the storm left a wake of badly damaged buildings"
unfit - not in good physical or mental condition; out of condition; "fat and very unfit"; "certified as unfit for army service"; "drunk and unfit for service"
unhealthy - not in or exhibiting good health in body or mind; "unhealthy ulcers"
injured - harmed; "injured soldiers"; "injured feelings"
unwholesome - detrimental to physical or moral well-being; "unwholesome food"; "unwholesome habits like smoking"
sound - financially secure and safe; "sound investments"; "a sound economy"
3.unsound - containing or based on a fallacyunsound - containing or based on a fallacy; "fallacious reasoning"; "an unsound argument"
invalid - having no cogency or legal force; "invalid reasoning"; "an invalid driver's license"
4.unsound - suffering from severe mental illnessunsound - suffering from severe mental illness; "of unsound mind"
insane - afflicted with or characteristic of mental derangement; "was declared insane"; "insane laughter"
5.unsound - physically unsound or diseasedunsound - physically unsound or diseased; "has a bad back"; "a bad heart"; "bad teeth"; "an unsound limb"; "unsound teeth"
unhealthy - not in or exhibiting good health in body or mind; "unhealthy ulcers"
6.unsound - of e.g. advice
undependable, unreliable - not worthy of reliance or trust; "in the early 1950s computers were large and expensive and unreliable"; "an undependable assistant"

unsound

adjective
1. flawed, faulty, weak, false, shaky, unreliable, invalid, defective, illogical, erroneous, specious, fallacious, ill-founded The thinking is muddled and fundamentally unsound.
2. unstable, shaky, insecure, unsafe, unreliable, flimsy, wobbly, tottering, rickety, unsteady, not solid The church was structurally unsound.
unstable strong, sound, safe, solid, stable, steady, reliable, sturdy
3. unhealthy, unstable, unbalanced, diseased, ill, weak, delicate, ailing, frail, defective, unwell, deranged, unhinged He was rejected as an army conscript as being of unsound mind.

unsound

adjective
2. Afflicted with or exhibiting irrationality and mental unsoundness:
Informal: bonkers, cracked, daffy, gaga, loony.
Chiefly British: crackers.
Idioms: around the bend, crazy as a loon, mad as a hatter, not all there, nutty as a fruitcake, off one's head, off one's rocker, of unsound mind, out of one's mind, sick in the head, stark raving mad.
3. Containing fundamental errors in reasoning:
4. Containing an error or errors:
Idioms: all wet, in error, off base, off the mark.
Translations

unsound

[ˈʌnˈsaʊnd] ADJ (in health) → malo; (in construction) → defectuoso; (= unstable) → poco sólido or estable; [argument] → poco sólido
of unsound mind (Jur) → mentalmente incapacitado
the book is unsound on some pointsel libro yerra en algunos puntos, no hay que fiarse del libro en ciertos aspectos

unsound

[ˌʌnˈsaʊnd] adj
(= mistaken) [thinking, methods] → erroné(e); [policy] → peu judicieux/euse; [advice] → mauvais(e), peu judicieux/euse
(= unreliable) [person] → peu fiable, peu sûr(e); [company] → peu solide; [investment] → peu sûr(e)
(= not acceptable) environmentally unsound → nuisible à l'environnement
(= in poor condition) [building, foundations] → en mauvais état, peu solide
(LAW) to be of unsound mind → ne pas jouir de toutes ses facultés mentales

unsound

adj
heart, teethkrank; health, gumsangegriffen; floorboards, timbermorsch; construction, designunsolide; foundations, financesunsicher, schwach; the ship was quite unsounddas Schiff war überhaupt nicht seetüchtig; structurally unsound (building)bautechnische Mängel aufweisend attr
argumentnicht stichhaltig, anfechtbar; adviceunvernünftig; judgementunzuverlässig; doctrineunvertretbar; policy, moveunklug; (Jur) convictionungesichert; of unsound mind (Jur) → unzurechnungsfähig; politically unsound (person)politisch unzuverlässig; policypolitisch unklug; ideologically/ecologically unsoundideologisch/ökologisch nicht vertretbar; environmentally unsoundumweltschädlich; unsound banking proceduresheikle Bankgeschäfte pl; the company is unsounddie Firma steht auf schwachen Füßen; our financial position is unsoundunsere Finanzlage ist heikel; I’m unsound on French grammarich bin unsicher in französischer Grammatik; the book is unsound on some pointsdas Buch weist an einigen Stellen Schwächen auf; his views on this are unsoundseine Ansichten sind nicht vertretbar

unsound

[ʌnˈsaʊnd] adj (health) → debole, cagionevole; (in construction, floor, foundations) → malsicuro/a; (argument) → che non regge; (opinion) → poco fondato/a; (policy, advice) → poco sensato/a; (judgment, investment) → poco sicuro/a; (business) → poco solido/a
of unsound mind (Law) → non in pieno possesso delle proprie facoltà mentali
References in classic literature ?
But all these tokens of past grandeur were miserably decayed and dirty; rot, damp, and age, had weakened the flooring, which in many places was unsound and even unsafe.
Even if any brain in Raveloe had put the said two facts together, I doubt whether a combination so injurious to the prescriptive respectability of a family with a mural monument and venerable tankards, would not have been suppressed as of unsound tendency.
His puissance, trusting in th' Almightie's aide, I mean to try, whose Reason I have tri'd Unsound and false; nor is it aught but just, That he who in debate of Truth hath won, Should win in Arms, in both disputes alike Victor; though brutish that contest and foule, When Reason hath to deal with force, yet so Most reason is that Reason overcome.
I made his honour my most humble acknowledgments for the good opinion he was pleased to conceive of me, but assured him at the same time, "that my birth was of the lower sort, having been born of plain honest parents, who were just able to give me a tolerable education; that nobility, among us, was altogether a different thing from the idea he had of it; that our young noblemen are bred from their childhood in idleness and luxury; that, as soon as years will permit, they consume their vigour, and contract odious diseases among lewd females; and when their fortunes are almost ruined, they marry some woman of mean birth, disagreeable person, and unsound constitution (merely for the sake of money), whom they hate and despise.
I resolved to commence, therefore, with the examination of the simplest objects, not anticipating, however, from this any other advantage than that to be found in accustoming my mind to the love and nourishment of truth, and to a distaste for all such reasonings as were unsound.
It must be by this time evident to all men of reflection, who can divest themselves of the prepossessions of preconceived opinions, that it is a system so radically vicious and unsound, as to admit not of amendment but by an entire change in its leading features and characters.
If, then, a man should make this exception and contend that statements and opinions are capable of admitting contrary qualities, his contention is unsound.
She needed the theory to explain a certain moral irritation by which she was often visited; though, if this explanation was unsound, a deeper analyst than I must give the right one.
But yet certain though it be, it hath flaws; for that the scriveners and brokers do value unsound men, to serve their own turn.
Casaubon as to the unsound opinions of Middleton concerning the relations of Judaism and Catholicism; and passed easily to a half-enthusiastic half-playful picture of the enjoyment he got out of the very miscellaneousness of Rome, which made the mind flexible with constant comparison, and saved you from seeing the world's ages as a set of box-like partitions without vital connection.
Any unsound or sickly cattle or beasts of poor quality were quickly disposed of by my advice, and replaced by fine specimens.
I consider, and I have embodied my views in a note on the subject, that in our day these immense salaries are evidence of the unsound economic assiette of our finances.