[ UK /ʌnsˈa‍ʊnd/ ]
[ US /ənˈsaʊnd/ ]
  1. of e.g. advice
  2. suffering from severe mental illness
    of unsound mind
  3. not in good condition; damaged or decayed
    an unsound foundation
  4. containing or based on a fallacy
    fallacious reasoning
    an unsound argument
  5. not sound financially
    unsound banking practices
  6. physically unsound or diseased
    bad teeth
    an unsound limb
    a bad heart
    unsound teeth
    has a bad back
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How To Use unsound In A Sentence

  • I am now convinced that although he is unsound in his views there are not sufficient grounds for proceeding against him.
  • The one quote that strikes me as quite unsound is the one at the very end, though of course it's always impossible to tell if some relevant context might have been inadvertently cut in the editing.
  • The problem with an infinite regress is that it is a fallacious attempt to make an unsound argument support itself. A Fine-Tuned Multiverse
  • The FDA labels the practice unsafe, unsound, and ill-considered.
  • The beauty of social insurance is that it is actuarially unsound. Bartlett and Krugman, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty
  • Cracked mortar between bricks should also be repointed by carefully removing and replacing any unsound mortar.
  • Officials insisted:'It is structurally unsound. The Sun
  • The unsoundness of such reasoning can easily be brought into focus by considering the fact that historically, and in some places even today, the infant mortality rate has been very high.
  • The worst-hit were the mentally unsound women who were deserted by their kin and left on the roads to the mercy of anti-social elements.
  • So segregation is not only politically, economically, and sociologically unsound, but it is morally wrong and sinful. Paul Tillich has said that sin is separation.
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