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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ It was expensive, high tech, brutal and, I don't doubt, ecologically unsound but I loved it all.
▪ Also, many names are painted on the bottom of the routes - ecologically unsound, but convenient!
▪ Cassie entertained more than a suspicion that John would definitely prove to be very ideologically unsound indeed!
▪ I would go further and suggest that it is also ideologically unsound.
▪ If, then, the Member is still of unsound mind, his seat is automatically vacated.
unsound banking practices
▪ Again I suggest that this line of argument is unsound.
▪ Around 1902 the Leversons lost money through an unsound investment.
▪ Cassie entertained more than a suspicion that John would definitely prove to be very ideologically unsound indeed!
▪ He claimed that the site was geologically unsound and any stress caused by a shift in water levels could cause an earthquake.
▪ If, then, the Member is still of unsound mind, his seat is automatically vacated.
▪ In the summer of 1913 Chapman at last turned his attention to City's unsound defence.
▪ Some attacked the fact that faster growth has been environmentally unsound, creating excessive carbon emissions and destroying natural habitats.
▪ When they found that this was impossible, they turned their backs on religion and declared its teachings to be unsound.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Unsound \Un*sound"\, a. Not sound; not whole; not solid; defective; infirm; diseased. [1913 Webster] -- Un*sound"ly, adv. -- Un*sound"ness, n.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

early 14c., of persons, "diseased, wounded," from un- (1) "not" + sound (adj.). Similar formation in 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. Related: Unsoundly; unsoundness.


a. 1 Not sound; not whole; not solid; defective; infirm; diseased. 2 In horse management an '''unsound''' horse is one suffering ill-health that affects its suitability for its intended work.

  1. adj. not in good condition; damaged or decayed; "an unsound foundation" [ant: sound]

  2. not sound financially; "unsound banking practices" [ant: sound]

  3. containing or based on a fallacy; "fallacious reasoning"; "an unsound argument" [syn: fallacious]

  4. suffering from severe mental illness; "of unsound mind" [syn: mentally ill, unstable]

  5. physically unsound or diseased; "has a bad back"; "a bad heart"; "bad teeth"; "an unsound limb"; "unsound teeth" [syn: bad, unfit]

  6. of e.g. advice

  7. in deplorable condition; "a street of bedraggled tenements"; "a broken-down fence"; "a ramshackle old pier"; "a tumble-down shack" [syn: bedraggled, broken-down, dilapidated, ramshackle, tatterdemalion, tumble-down]


Unsound may refer to:

  • An unsound argument, see Soundness
  • an unsound mind
  • as a proper noun in entertainment
    • Unsound (Mission of Burma album), 2012
    • Unsound (compilation album), a 2006 compilation album on Epitaph Records
    • Unsound Festival, a music festival
    • Unsound Methods, a 1997 music album
Unsound (compilation album)

Unsound is the first, and currently only, compilation released in the Unsound series, which replaced Epitaph Records' Punk-O-Rama series. Epitaph chose to change the name of the compilation series because the name "Punk-O-Rama", especially in its later releases, no longer reflected the wide range of music released on the compilations. Unsound is similar to the last two entries in the Punk-O-Rama series in that it is a two-disc set with a CD and a DVD, which contains music videos of bands on the CD.

Unsound (Mission of Burma album)

Unsound is the fifth album by American post-punk band Mission of Burma. Released in July 2012, it is their first record for Fire Records.

Usage examples of "unsound".

It was strategically unsound, flashy but built out of pseudo traps tailored to snare potzers who thought they saw an unsuspected opening suitable for a quick kill.

Further, in what he had written to Madison, and in what he had said in his note to the printer, Jefferson had tagged Adams with being both mentally unsound and a monarchist, the two charges most commonly and unjustly made against him for the rest of his life.

Every new increase in the vast imperial organism seemed to me an unsound growth, like a cancer or dropsical edema which would eventually cause our death.

Sarah for one of your years and i shall ask the Coart to apoint me as gardeen over you as a person of unsound mind.

The Decorated piers were found by Lord Grimthorpe in a very unsound condition, not on account of any defect in the foundation, but on account of the bad mortar in which their rubble cores had been set.

Even so late as 1800, the friends of one Robert Fulton seriously entertained the luminous idea of hustling the poor man into an asylum for the unsound before he had a chance to fire up the boiler of his tiny steamboat on the Hudson river.

His favourite one now was to examine judicially the wills of men who had just died and had left him no money: he would then give evidence of the benefits that the testators had received from him and declare that they had been either ungrateful or of unsound mind at the time of drawing their wills and that he preferred to think that they had been of unsound mind.

From the 1970s on, the conventional wisdom was that his data were unreliable or statistically unsound, and newer methods and models became popular.

Let my opponents show that the facts which they and I use in common are unsound, or that I have misapplied them, and I will gladly learn my mistake, but this has hardly, to my knowledge, been attempted.

Thus the theory of the whoopers and snorters of the cause, in its esoteric as well as in its public aspect, is unsound.

There master Courtenay, sitting in his own chamber, gave his rede and master Justice Andrews, sitting without a jury in the probate court, weighed well and pondered the claim of the first chargeant upon the property in the matter of the will propounded and final testamentary disposition in re the real and personal estate of the late lamented Jacob Halliday, vintner, deceased, versus Livingstone, an infant, of unsound mind, and another.

Is it not a monstrous proposition that when unsound doctrine is preached, one must proceed by the old, slow, cumbersome ecclesiastical law, and yet there should be a rapid prosecution for gestures .

His views on Gallipoli I regard as slightly unsound, since he makes me out at once a Cyrano, a jackass, and a poltroon.

Asian Esoteric and Exotic Company is having all its activities investigated to see if there have been other ecologically unsound "harvests".

They should realize that the values they are taught are the values of particular men, and often, unfortunately, of men who, long ago, were short-lived, ignorant, uninformed, unhealthy and quite possibly of unsound mind.