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Definition 1: not sound financially - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where unsound or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • unsound banking practices

(unsound is similar to ...) not financially safe or secure

"a bad investment" "high risk investments" "anything that promises to pay too much can't help being risky" "speculative business enterprises"

(unsound is similar to ...) involving substantial risk

"long odds"

(unsound is similar to ...) outside the bounds of legitimate or ethical business practices

"wildcat currency issued by irresponsible banks" "wildcat stock speculation" "a wildcat airline" "wildcat life insurance schemes"

(means also ...) physically and forcibly separated into pieces or cracked or split

"a broken mirror" "a broken tooth" "a broken leg" "his neck is broken"

(means also ...) harmed or injured or spoiled

"I won't buy damaged goods" "the storm left a wake of badly damaged buildings"

(means also ...) 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"

(means also ...) not in or exhibiting good health in body or mind

"unhealthy ulcers"

(means also ...) harmed

"injured soldiers"

(means also ...) detrimental to physical or moral well-being

"unwholesome food" "unwholesome habits like smoking"

Definition 2: not in good condition; damaged or decayed - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where unsound or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an unsound foundation

(unsound is similar to ...) eaten away as by acid or oxidation

(unsound is similar to ...) damaged by decay; hence unsound and useless

"rotten floor boards" "rotted beams" "a decayed foundation"

Definition 3: suffering from severe mental illness - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where unsound or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • of unsound mind

Synonyms for unsound in the sense of this definition

(unsound is similar to ...) afflicted with or characteristic of mental derangement

"was declared insane" "insane laughter"

Definition 4: containing or based on a fallacy - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where unsound or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • fallacious reasoning
  • an unsound argument

Synonyms for unsound in the sense of this definition

(unsound is similar to ...) having no cogency or legal force

"invalid reasoning" "an invalid driver's license"

Definition 5: physically unsound or diseased - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where unsound or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • has a bad back
  • a bad heart
  • bad teeth
  • an unsound limb
  • unsound teeth

Synonyms for unsound in the sense of this definition

(unsound is similar to ...) not in or exhibiting good health in body or mind

"unhealthy ulcers"

Definition 6: of e.g. advice - [adjective satellite denoting all]

(unsound is similar to ...) not worthy of reliance or trust

"in the early 1950s computers were large and expensive and unreliable" "an undependable assistant"

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