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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.
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|Noun||1.||unsoundness - a condition of damage or decay |
condition, status - a state at a particular time; "a condition (or state) of disrepair"; "the current status of the arms negotiations"
disrepair - in need of repairs
decay - an inferior state resulting from the process of decaying; "the corpse was in an advanced state of decay"; "the house had fallen into a serious state of decay and disrepair"
soundness - a state or condition free from damage or decay
|2.||unsoundness - a misconception that is fallacious and not true or valid; "the unsoundness of his conclusion was obvious"|
misconception - an incorrect conception
|3.||unsoundness - not mentally or physically healthy; "no one can be a poet without a certain unsoundness of mind"|
bad, badness - that which is below standard or expectations as of ethics or decency; "take the bad with the good"
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(of heart etc) → Krankheit f; (of health) → Angegriffenheit f; (of timber) → Morschheit f; (of construction, design) → unsolide Bauweise; (of foundations, finances) → Unsicherheit f, → Schwäche f
(of argument) → geringe Stichhaltigkeit, Anfechtbarkeit f; (of advice) → Unvernünftigkeit f; (of judgement) → Unzuverlässigkeit f; (of doctrine) → Unvertretbarkeit f; (of policy, move) → mangelnde Klugheit; (Jur: of conviction) → Ungesichertheit f; unsoundness of mind (Jur) → Unzurechnungsfähigkeit f; political unsoundness (of person) → politische Unzuverlässigkeit; (of policy) → politische Unklugheit
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