unsound
un·sound /ˌən-'sau̇nd/ adj: not sound: as
a: not healthy or whole
b: not mentally normal: not wholly sane
c: not firmly made, placed, or fixed
d: not valid or true
an unsound argument
un·sound·ly adv
un·sound·ness n

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

unsound
I (fallacious) adjective absurd, defective, disputable, erroneous, false, faulty, groundless, ill-founded, illogical, improbable, incongruous, incorrect, insubstantial, invalid, irrational, mistaken, questionable, senseless, sophistical, speculative, unauthentic, ungrounded, unreal, unreasonable, unreasoned, unsubstantial, untenable, untrue, unwarranted, worthless, wrong II (not strong) adjective below par, broken, decayed, decrepit, defective, deficient, deranged, deteriorated, diseased, disturbed, exhausted, faulty, feeble, ill, impaired, imperfect, infirm, insecure, insolvent, precarious, sickly, tainted, unbacked, unhealthy, unreliable, unsafe, unsettled, unstable, unsteady, unsubstantial, untrustworthy, unwell, warped, wasted, weak, worn III index bad (inferior), baseless, defective, deficient, dubious, erroneous, fallacious, false (inaccurate), faulty, ill-judged, illogical, imperfect, impolitic, improper, inaccurate, inadvisable, inconsequential, incorrect, injudicious, insecure, insubstantial, insufficient, irrational, misadvised, non compos mentis, nonsubstantial (nor. sturdy), peccable, precarious, sophistic, unreasonable, unreliable, untenable, untrustworthy

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

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  • unsound — ► ADJECTIVE 1) not safe or robust; in poor condition. 2) not based on sound evidence or reasoning; unreliable or unacceptable. DERIVATIVES unsoundness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • unsound — [un sound′] adj. not sound or free from defect; specif., a) not normal or healthy physically or mentally b) not safe, firm, or solid; insecure c) not safe and secure financially d) not based on truth or valid reasoning; not accurate, reliable,… …   English World dictionary

  • unsound — [[t]ʌ̱nsa͟ʊnd[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED: usu v link ADJ If a conclusion or method is unsound, it is based on ideas that are wrong. The thinking is good hearted, but muddled and fundamentally unsound... The national tests were educationally unsound. Ant …   English dictionary

  • unsound — un|sound [ˌʌnˈsaund] adj 1.) not based on facts or good reasons ideologically/scientifically/ecologically etc unsound ▪ a test that s scientifically unsound 2.) an unsound building or structure is in bad condition ▪ The houses are structurally… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • unsound — un|sound [ ,ʌn saund ] adjective 1. ) not based on sensible ideas: unsound reasoning 2. ) not safe: environmentally unsound conditions buildings that are structurally unsound a ) used about things that involve a lot of risk: unsound investments… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • unsound — UK [ʌnˈsaʊnd] / US [ˌʌnˈsaʊnd] adjective 1) a) not safe environmentally unsound conditions buildings that are structurally unsound b) used about things that involve a lot of risk unsound investments 2) not based on sensible ideas unsound… …   English dictionary

  • unsound — adjective Date: 14th century not sound: as a. not healthy or whole < an unsound horse > b. not mentally normal ; not wholly sane < of unsound mind > c. not firmly made, placed, or fixed < structurally unsound > d. not valid or true …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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