unsound Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “unsound” in the English Dictionary

"unsound" in British English

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unsoundadjective

uk   us   /ʌnˈsaʊnd/

unsound adjective (NOT ACCEPTABLE)

If a person's ​activities or ​judgment are unsound, they are not good enough, ​acceptable, or ​able to be ​trusted: unsound ​accountingpractices unsound ​policeevidence

unsound adjective (WEAK)

If a ​building or other ​structure is unsound, it is in ​badcondition and ​likely to ​fall down or ​fail: The ​bridge is one of several said to be ​structurally unsound.
(Definition of unsound from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"unsound" in American English

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unsoundadjective

 us   /ʌnˈsɑʊnd/

unsound adjective (NOT ACCEPTABLE)

(esp. of ​activities) not ​suitable or ​acceptable: He was ​involved in unsound ​bankingpractices.

unsound adjective (WEAK)

(esp. of a ​building) in ​badcondition and ​likely to ​fall down or ​fail: The ​bridge is ​structurally unsound.
(Definition of unsound from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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