unscience

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

un- +‎ science

Noun[edit]

unscience (countable and uncountable, plural unsciences)

  1. That which is unscientific or pseudoscientific.
    • 13??, Geoffrey Chaucer, Boethius and Troilus
      And at the laste, yif that any wight wene a thing to ben other weyes thanne it is, it is nat only unscience, but it is deceivable opinioun ful diverse and fer fro the sothe of science.
    • 1900, John Vosburgh Stevens (ed.), The Annual of Eclectic Medicine and Surgery
      It has been used in medicine from time immemorial; but until recently its use was nothing more than a species of mere unscience, shadowed in mystery.
    • 1973, Janet Lembke, Bronze and Iron
      Misapplication of this practical connection leads to such unsciences as astrology and alchemy and, with the Romans, augury.