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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
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David Hume's thesis that even eyewitness accounts of miracles are always more likely false than true unsoundly neglects to consider that judgments about probabilities depend on all the relevant considerations--all the evidence in a broad sense of "evidence".
So, although I would be reasoning unsoundly were I to deliberate from the fact that I promised to pick you up at the airport to my intending to do so (at least given the countervailing considerations), my reasoning would be perfectly sound were I to deliberate from the fact that I promised to pick you up to my merely being moved to do so, so long as I was more strongly moved to break my promise and save lives instead.