unsound

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

un- +‎ sound.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

unsound (comparative more unsound or unsounder, superlative most unsound or unsoundest)

  1. Not sound; not whole; not solid; defective; infirm; diseased.
  2. In horse management an unsound horse is one suffering ill-health that affects its suitability for its intended work.
    • %1822%, %Sir John Comyns and Anthony Hammond%, %A Digest of the Laws of England% (link):
      %... A horse labouring under a temporary injury, capable of being speedily cured, is not unsound within the meaning of a warranty of soundness ...%

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