Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Not dependably strong or solid.
  • adjective Not physically or mentally healthy.
  • adjective Not true or logically valid; fallacious.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not sound.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Not sound; not whole; not solid; defective; infirm; diseased.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Not sound; not whole; not solid; defective; infirm; diseased.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective not sound financially
  • adjective containing or based on a fallacy
  • adjective not in good condition; damaged or decayed
  • adjective suffering from severe mental illness
  • adjective physically unsound or diseased
  • adjective of e.g. advice

Etymologies

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un- +‎ sound.

Examples

  • The parliament cited the pontiff, and, when he failed to appear, loyally declared his title unsound, and, under the lead of their first president (another

    The Rise of the Hugenots, Vol. 1 (of 2)

  • Those Congressionally created entities saw the fees being collected by the private entities, and the Congressionally created entities got ever more involved in unsound lending pratices.

    Matthew Yglesias » On So-Called “Irresponsible” Borrowers

  • I find the majority's reasoning more than "unsound" - it's simply wrong and actually has the potential to feed into the very prejudice they worry about.

    Libertarian Blog Place

  • It is claimed that we need to do this because SS is fiscally unsound, which is simply a lie.

    Friedman on the Battle of Ideas, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • Subsequent analysis might prove the idea unsound – in recent years that has frequently happened, with every master move scrutinised by strong computer programmes.

    The art of a successful attack

  • He found the idea unsound from both a tactical and organizational point of view.

    Integration of the Armed Forces, 1940-1965

  • Insider loans: Meanwhile, Lesniak and 5 other directors of the bank borrowed more than $2 million for mortgages and commercial loans, some of them after First BankAmericano was put under a July 2007 federal loan to stop what authorities called unsound banking and loan practices. by: you @ soon

    Blue Jersey - Front Page

  • Subsequent analysis might prove the idea unsound - in recent years that has frequently happened, with every master move scrutinised by strong computer programmes.

    Sport news, comment and results | guardian.co.uk

  • Insider loans: Meanwhile, Lesniak and 5 other directors of the bank borrowed more than $2 million for mortgages and commercial loans, some of them after First BankAmericano was put under a July 2007 federal loan to stop what authorities called unsound banking and loan practices. by: you @ soon

    Blue Jersey - Front Page

  • Insider loans: Meanwhile, Lesniak and 5 other directors of the bank borrowed more than $2 million for mortgages and commercial loans, some of them after First BankAmericano was put under a July 2007 federal loan to stop what authorities called unsound banking and loan practices. by: you @ soon

    Blue Jersey - Front Page

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